Jenny Downing Yoakum
Term Expires: August 31, 2021
Jenny Downing Yoakum, R. Ph., is the Pharmacist-In-Charge at Med Shop Total Care Pharmacy in Longview. The independent community and compounding pharmacy was opened in 1991 by her parents, Pat and Jan Downing. Both Jenny and her older sister, Dee, share the duties of managing and running the daily operations of the family-owned pharmacy.
To ensure quality personalized care for the whole family, Jenny created a dedicated veterinary medicine program within the pharmacy. She routinely consults with veterinarians regarding a variety of medical challenges affecting equine, feline, canine and exotic (tigers, monkeys, reptiles, fish, birds and gorillas) patients. She has developed customized formulas to address a variety of conditions experienced by many different types of species. Beyond her expertise in animal health, Jenny has a wide breadth of knowledge in holistic medicine for humans and is on track to receive her Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2016.
Jenny received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1997 from The University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
After graduation, Jenny practiced in community pharmacy for 17 years, including seven years on staff of Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) in Houston, as a pharmacist consultant. As a consultant, Jenny answered 50 to 75 calls daily from PCCA’s compounding pharmacists located in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, assisting them with patient’s unique medication challenges. In addition, she was a member of PCCA’s formula development team, which tests and retests formulations in the company’s in-house laboratories.
Her professional memberships include the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas (Alliance), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), and National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA). She served a two year term on the Compounding Committee for NCPA and served a two-year term on the Alliance Board of Directors. She resigned her position as Alliance President in October 2015 to join the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
Jenny was awarded the Excellence in Innovation Award by Texas Pharmacy Association in July 2011, alongside her sister, Dee. In addition, Jenny and her sister were awarded Pharmacists of the Month in July 2014 from PCCA.
Jenny has been very involved in community organizations throughout her career. She is currently a member of the Junior League of Longview and serves on the board of her neighborhood homeowners association.