Erica Wassack, PharmD, FSVHP, is the Senior Pharmacist at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine – Animal Health Center. As a daughter of pharmacists, Erica knew she would pursue a career in pharmacy. She sought a career that combined her passion for pharmacy and love for animals, which lead her to become a clinical veterinary pharmacist.
Her areas of interest include clinical pharmacology, veterinary compounding, research, drug information, and education. Erica precepts pharmacy students at the University of Mississippi, Union University, and the University of Tennessee as well as veterinary students and technicians at Mississippi State. Erica also provides continuing education presentations to veterinarians and pharmacists.
Erica obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2017. She completed an International College of Veterinary Pharmacists- accredited Clinical Veterinary Pharmacy Residency at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Erica resides in Starkville with her husband Victor, a golden retriever mix named Ember, and two cats Ashe and River.
Gigi Davidson BSPharm, DICVP, FSVHP, FACVP, is the former Director of Clinical Pharmacy at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she practiced veterinary pharmacy for 35 years. Ms. Davidson received a pharmacy degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1983 and earned Diplomate status in the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy in 2001. She was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society in 2006 as an honorary member for distinguished advancement of veterinary science.
Gigi is a past President of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists and of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Ms. Davidson is the ACVP delegate to the American Pharmacists Association House of Delegates. Ms. Davidson was the Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Compounding Expert Committee from 2010-2020 and continues to serve as a member. Gigi was the recipient of USP’s Beal Award when in 2015 she became the first female and first veterinary recipient of that award. She has many publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and her primary area of research interest is the stability, safety, and efficacy of compounded therapies in non-human species. Her research interests in retirement include drug disposition in honey bees and the pharmacological action of plant pollens and nectars on honey bee colonies.
Hunter Young, as the founder of HIFI Agency, has built a career in helping financial companies find clarity in a chaotic digital world. He is a visionary on brand strategy, media approaches, and digital acquisition, and regularly teaches marketing and leadership courses for a variety of state bank associations and universities.
Prior to HIFI, Hunter served at BB&T Bank (now Truist) where he led the Global Digital Web team responsible for millions of customers’ online experiences. He then developed and led the marketing and customer intelligence teams at one of the fastest-growing community banks in the U.S., First Bank of North Carolina, which grew from $2 billion to nearly $6 billion in assets during his time there.