Gigi Davidson, RPh, DICVP, FACVP, FSVHP 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 is 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.
Brenda Jensen CPhT, CNMT, MBA owns Compounding Consultants, LLC in Sioux Falls, SD. She has helped hundreds of compounding facilities across the country improve compounding quality and safety. Brenda is currently president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation, is a peer reviewer for Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, is a member of the APhA House of Delegates, and also teaches compounding courses for the American College of Apothecaries. She was previously the coordinator for the APhA Compounding Special Interest Group and served on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation. Brenda began volunteering for USP in 2013 and is currently Chair of the 2020–2025 Compounding Expert Committee.
Mark Wiencek, Ph.D. is the Principal Microbiologist with Contec Healthcare. After receiving a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, he has spent the last 25+ years focusing on the control of objectionable microbes in multiple applications including water treatment, medical devices, and environmental surfaces in controlled environments. Research interests include the development of cleaning tools and chemistries for the control of microbial and hazardous drug contamination in cleanrooms, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities. A co-author of over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, Mark maintains active memberships and is a frequent presenter with several technical and trade organizations.
Miranda Sadar, DVM, DACZM is a graduate of the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. After graduation, she completed a one-year clinical internship in zoological, zoological companion animal (exotics), and wildlife medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After finishing a two-year fellowship in wildlife medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, she completed a zoological residency with a focus on zoological companion animals at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Sadar was an Assistant Professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for two years prior to moving back to Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in the Avian, Exotic, and Zoological Medicine service. In 2016, Dr. Sadar became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM), with a focus on zoological companion animals. Dr. Sadar’s research interests focus on minimally invasive modalities to decrease stress, both situational and painful stress, in non-traditional species.
Natalie Young, PharmD, BCSCP, FACVP, is the Pharmacist-In-Charge of Brava’s East Coast operations and is based at the company’s PCAB-accredited sterile compounding, veterinary pharmacy in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics before receiving her Chemistry degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006. She went on to earn her Doctorate from the UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2016. Upon graduation, she jumped headfirst into numerous unique opportunities to learn from experts in both compounding and veterinary pharmacology. Dr. Young is board certified through the Board of Pharmacy Specialists in sterile compounding. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, the Chair of the American Pharmacists Association’s Compounding SIG, and the Past-President of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s Industry Council. Dr. Young also serves in the American Pharmacists Association’s House of Delegates, as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Chapel Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and as a consulting Clinical Staff Pharmacist at several veterinary clinics. In her commitment to promoting veterinary pharmacy and compounding education, she has authored many peer-reviewed scientific publications, research studies, and projects, and provided numerous continuing education lectures for professionals throughout the United States.
Tanner Trantham, PharmD, FACVP is currently a veterinary pharmacist at BRAVA – a PCAB-accredited, USP <800> compliant, veterinary-exclusive compounding pharmacy in North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sport Science before earning his Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2020. Dr. Trantham is now the lead sterile pharmacist at BRAVA NC and a current fellow and board member of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. He also assists in teaching veterinary pharmacy to students at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for advanced immersion students. Dr. Trantham is a proud pet parent of 2 very spoiled basset hounds, Roscoe and Reuben.
Thomas A. Magnifico, RPh, FACA, FACVP is an alumnus of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA; Tom is the veterinary pharmacy consultant to Rivertown Compounding Pharmacy in Grand Rapids, MI. His membership in the West Michigan Veterinary Medical Association helps to enhance his work with the pharmacy’s veterinary patients. Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. He is currently serving as ACVP Vice-President. Tom has done continuing education presentations about veterinary pharmacy at the Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention and Exposition and the ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference. Tom and his wife Cyndi, reside in Grand Rapids along with their Maine Coon cat, Rocky. His family circle is rounded out by two children and one grandchild. In his free time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and all things Disney.