The Next-Generation Pharmacist Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to Dr. Casey Villhauer, PharmD, BCGP, on October 8th, 2021, at Founders Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual honors highlight exceptional pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians, and industry advocates in 10 specialized categories. The pharmacist entrepreneur award category recognizes pharmacists who own a pharmacy in whole or in part, and who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit in his or her drive and ability to grow the business, or whose advocacy has helped create a better environment for future pharmacy growth.
“This program is designed to recognize and honor exceptional individuals within the pharmaceutical industry and winners should be very proud of this well-deserved achievement,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., President and CEO of MJH Life Sciences, parent company of Pharmacy Times®.
Villhauer, an Iowa native and graduate from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, started Vaxi Taxi to fill a need for in-home pharmacy services, specifically vaccinations. In her career, she has found success in several industry roles, spanning clinical to operational, but it was her role as a mom that ultimately lead to the creation of Vaxi Taxi. As the company paves the way across Iowa for in-home pharmacy services, Villhauer is eager to expand the reach of the company beyond the state.
“We are proud to be a part of an incredible recognition program that has once again done an exceptional job of identifying the industry’s current and future pharmacy leaders,” said Mark Longley, Chief Strategy Officer for Parata Systems.
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Source: Vaxi Taxi Media