Position: Mailer Year started: 2007 Favorite animal: Giraffe Pet(s): One dog named Coozee Biography: Jacque is the one who comes up with the jokes you see written on your invoices. She packages and ships all the prescriptions that are mailed out every day. She graduated from Nicolet High School. Jacque has been honored for the work
Position: Office dog Year started: July, 2010 Favorite animal: Dog Biography: Rueben’s been coming to the office several times a week for a couple years now. He watches the door and gives customers a friendly, welcoming nod as they enter.
Position: Pharmacist Year started: 1999 Favorite animal: Dog Pet(s): A dog named Rueben (co-owned with Jeff Langer) Biography: The Pet Apothecary was born in Patti’s mind in 1995 after seeing a need for providing medications to pets and to zoo animals. Patti graduated from UW-Madison School of Pharmacy in 1978, and has worked in both the
Position: Compounding Technician Year started: 2007 Favorite animal: Monkey Biography: Brandy has worked in pharmacy for 16 years. The last 10 years have been at The Pet Apothecary. She feels blessed to be able to help those in need; especially our furry companions!
Position: Compounding technician Year Started :2010 Biography: Karen is a certified veterinary technician. She worked in a small animal clinics in southeastern Wisconsin for 28 years. After retiring from practice, she joined the staff of the Pet Apothecary. Karen wanted to stay involved in the wellness of pets and now is compounding medications to keep
Position: Book keeper Year started: 2008 Favorite animal: Monkey Kerry lives with her family in Wauwatosa with a dog named Mya and a gecko named Jade. When not at work, she loves spending time with her family and traveling. Kerry is very passionate about helping others, which makes her job very rewarding for her.
Position: Compounding Technician Year started: 2012 Favorite animal: Panda bears Biography: Working at The Pet Apothecary gives Amanda a sense of purpose. She says it’s gratifying to know she has a hand in extending and improving the quality of life for animals, no matter how big or small, and she’s proud to tell her daughter
Position: Pharmacist Year started: 2011 Favorite animal: Cat Pet(s): Hamilton, a cat and Tucker, a dog Biography: Valerie has a bachelor’s degree in biology from UW-Madison and graduated magna cum laude from the pharmacy school at Midwestern University. She works has an integral role answering patient questions, talking with vets, checking prescriptions for accuracy and
Position: Pharmacist and owner Year started: 1999 (the year he opened the business) Favorite animal: Fan of all species Pet(s): One dog, Reuben (co-owned with Patti Langer) Biography: For Jeff, being a pharmacist was a natural career choice. His grandfather, father, uncle and first cousin are all pharmacists, and so is his wife, Patti,
Raised in suburban Milwaukee County. Interested in sports and Nature. At one time had multiple pets which included 2 Red tailed hawks, 2 sparrow hawks, 2 raccoons, 2 deer and multiple turtles, frogs and anything that happened to wonder into the yard. Education: Graduated high school with interest in anything medically related and graduated from
Position: Social Media Tech and Virtual Assistant Year started: 2017 Favorite animal: The entire animal kingdom Andrea was born in Ecuador, was a resident of New York City for 21 years, and currently resides in Milwaukee, with her two lovely felines, Lucas and Simone Andrea has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary medicine
Position – Compounding technician Year Started: 2016 Biography: Celia received her veterinary technician degree from Purdue University in 1995. She then worked in the veterinary field in southeastern Wisconsin until joining The Pet Apothecary. She enjoys compounding medications for any animal in need while still serving the veterinary community.
Position: Compounding technician Biography: Emily enjoys spending time with her dog Toby. She is happy to be part of the team at The Pet Apothecary that is able to compound prescriptions to make it easier for clients to medicate their pets.
Position : Customer Service Representative Biography: Anna is the first smiling face you see when you visit us at The Pet Apothecary. She takes care of invoicing and organizing new prescriptions and refills. If you have a questions about shipping, she will get it to you fast. Anna answers a lot of phone calls everyday
Position: Compounding Technician Year Started 2017 Biography: Clara maybe one of our newer techs, but she comes with lots of experience from the human pharmacy world. She enjoys the challenge of making different flavors to satisfy our most finicky patients. From the yummy pina colada flavor for the monkeys to stinky fish for the kitties,
Position : Compounding Technician and customer service Mary Jo has been interested in science since she was a little girl. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marquette University and worked for several years as a research tech at the Medical College of Wisconsin. While volunteering at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Mary Jo got
The Pet Apothecary was opened by Wisconsin pharmacists Jeff and Patti Langer, a husband and wife team, in 1999. They saw the need for a pet pharmacy, a need that was not being met by other pharmacies around the state or even country.
A pet compounding pharmacy is a very specialized branch of the profession. It requires an understanding of the pet animal needs, together with an understanding of the physiology and pharmacology of these patients.
Most medicines today are manufactured for the human patient and while the same medicines can and often are used on animal patients the dosages and the dosage forms, of necessity must be different. In the first place the size and weight of humans varies considerably with that of most of our pets but that is not the only consideration. Some animals eliminate medicines from their systems at different rates. As a result the dosages must be adjusted accordingly. Some medicines simply act in different ways in different species of animals.
The Pet Apothecary specializes in preparing and compounding medicines suitable for your pet and in dosage forms appropriate for administration to your pet. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, ferret, bird or something more exotic, we can help! We’re the go-to pet compounding pharmacy for many veterinarians and pet owners.
The Pet Apothecary specializes in the preparation of veterinary custom prescriptions. Most medicines currently used in the treatment of animals were originally manufactured for human use. They are therefore generally not ideal for our pets’ needs. They may be either too strong for our smaller pets or too weak for our bigger pets. It is also true that not all species will react in the same way to the same medication. For that reason such medicines may need to be altered before being dispensed for animal use. If you have a pet compounding medication need, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help you!
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Meet Morris. If you look at the last picture. It is his left eye that always gives him problems. I rescued him off my porch. He was very thin and his eye lashes on the bottom were growing inwards. Had surgery 2x and has been on the eye drops ever since.
An extremely proud Mother
I can’t say enough good things about your company. Your employees are all first class and customer focused! Michael via LinkedIn
Thanks so much for supporting our annual rummage sale. Thanks to your generosity in covering our costs we were able to raise over $8,000 for the shelter’s expenses. 100% of that money goes to the cats’ care. Thank from all the kitties and volunteers at Second Hand Purrs.
Second Hand Purrs
Butters (a kitty) is a success story from the Neurology department of WVRC Emergency and Specialty Pet Care. She had seizures that are now being managed. Owner Tracy says: “I’m so happy she’s in my life. The initial estimate on her lifespan was that she may live to 1 year old. She is 2 years and 5 months now. She brings me quite a bit of joy. The Pet Apothecary has been very helpful with her prescriptions.”
Hi Guys: What a joy to give this medication, we really think she looks forward to it. We apply it to her ear and Bella never moves. The person who thought of this should be given free cats for life!
Thank you for preparing my pet’s gabapentin and overnighting it on Friday afternoon. She was in such pain on Friday and you made the weekend more tolerable. She’s feeling much better. 🙂
Thank you for providing all of the medicines necessary to keep me comfortable. At this time, I am in my twentieth year of life. I could not have achieved this without your help. Marky
Marky the cat
I appreciate the service and help you have given me concerning the medication that is required for my cat for his hyperthyroidism. So far it is working well and I hope it will add many more years for my beloved pet. I do enjoy the little “riddles” that someone adds to my bill. It sort of makes it a little fun when I receive the medication…I too love trivia.
Your potion is like “magic”, not a cure but noticeable improvement in scratching ears. We are grateful.
Thank you so much for the liquid medicine. This is the first time in 8 years my stubborn basset hound took medicine without spitting it out. Thanks again, Kim
Stubborn basset hound
The purpose of the brief letter is sent out of courtesy to explain why-after numerous years of our ordering medicine for our cat, my monthly letter ordering more medicine abruptly ended…..Cat had been rapidly going downhill for at least the last two months…..I could not watch as she went to sleep for the last time….In conclusion, the monthly medicine we received from The Pet Apothecary added many happy years to her life-and for that I thank you. Gilbert
I want you to know how much I appreciate that you go above and beyond to help me with my “special needs” cat. I have told MANY people – The Pet Apothecary is THE only place they should get their meds. I can tell you have a sincere love of animal, and for that I am grateful.
We just wanted to send you our special thanks for the warm and caring service that you provided us these past months. Our “baby girl” Emily was laid too peaceful rest on Monday, February 20th following her battle with cancer. It was and is a tearful time for us. But thanks to the wonderful caring service of Stoughton Vet Clinic and you, she had seven months longer with us than was expected. You always greeted us with your warm caring way whenever we called for refills. And your cute little jokes on the invoice brought a smile during a difficult time. You guys are the best. We will certainly remember you and recommend you in the future. Many, many thanks!
Bob, Sue, & Bill
To everyone at the Pet Apothecary, thank you so much for all your help with my cat Redmond. You have been in his life for many years and he lived a good life with all your help in what you do.
Jeff and Staff, I’m so thankful that you were able to help me and my “little girl”, Pywacket. The medicine is like a miracle in controlling her I.B.S. Thank you so much.
Compounding Customized Medications to Solve Dosage & Administration Problems.