Leatha Lynch will ensure the state and federal regulatory compliance of prescription medications and diets dispensed out of the company's west and east coast locations
This article was updated November 7, 2022.
Vetsource announced that Leatha Lynch will become its director of regulatory affairs and pharmacist in charge. Lynch, who started at the company in June 2022, will ensure that VetSource meets all state and federal regulatory compliance of pet prescription medicants and diets that are dispensed at its Portland, Oregon and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania locations.
"Leatha is a seasoned industry leader with extensive pharmacy and regulatory experience," said Kurt Green, Vetsource president and CEO, in an organizational release.1 "She brings strong leadership qualities and deep insight that will allow us to continually evolve the way we anticipate and respond to our customers' needs in a rapidly changing marketplace and continue to pave the way for innovation in our pharmacy facilities today and into the future."
According to the release,1 Lynch has over 12 years of pharmacy experience that she will use to help Vetsource achieve operational production metrics and service levels. She will also develop technologies and operational and competency standards to make sure cohesive regulatory compliances and quality across the company’s facilities.
"When pet medications are dispensed through a human pharmacy there can be varying standards and the possibility of a higher margin for error," explained Lynch. "We put our pharmacists through specialized training to be able to better serve the pet industry specifically, answer basic drug questions, and ensure proper dosage based on pet-specific factors,”
“The result of this investment is proven by our exceptionally low 0.002 percent error rate. Our goal is to ensure the pet receives exactly what the veterinarian has prescribed, and the process for the pet owner is fast and easy," she continued.1
Vetsource’s pharmacy operations were restructured in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and then the company opened an additional pharmacy located on the east coast.
Vetsource Names Leatha Lynch Director of Regulatory Affairs; Implements Innovations in Pharmacy Process Efficiency, Packaging, Sustainability. News release. Vetsource. October 25, 2022. Accessed October 26, 2022. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vetsource-names-leatha-lynch-director-of-regulatory-affairs-implements-innovations-in-pharmacy-process-efficiency-packaging-sustainability-859404464.html