February 26, 2019

Steve Leafers, RPh, FACVP, FACA with Gary Wingate, RPh, FACVP, FACA, past president of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists


National Veterinary Pharmacy Association Recognizes Steve Leafers for Outstanding Service to Pharmacy

The award is presented biennially to a member of ACVP who has shown outstanding service to veterinary pharmacy. The presentation was made during the President’s Banquet on February 9 at the at the ACA |ACVP Annual Conference and Expo at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

The Earl W. ‘Bill’ Bradley Award was established in 2006 for Fellows of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Bill Bradley served as president of the American College of Apothecaries from 1988-89 and played an integral role in the creation of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists in 1998. At that time, Bradley already was a pioneer in veterinary compounding, having opened a veterinary-only compounding pharmacy four years earlier. Over the years, Bradley served the ACVP as president, director and primary instructor of the National Training Center Laboratory.

As a Fellow of both ACVP and ACA, Steve Leafers has continually shown his commitment to veterinary pharmacy and dedication to share clinical information and insights with his peers and to encourage others to do the same. As an ACVP Officer, Leafers has consistently gone “above and beyond” with his willingness to serve when called upon to contribute a presentation, article, or response on the ACVP listserv.

Leafers has more than 40 years of experience in community pharmacy, rising from staff pharmacist to president and Chief Compounding Pharmacist of Watkins Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy and medical supply business in Muskegon, Michigan. He is a 1972 graduate of Ferris State College (now Ferris State University) in Big Rapids, Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.

About ACVP: Founded in 1999, the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists is a professional pharmacy organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of independent pharmacists in developing and strengthening the services they provide for animals