Saratoga’s Oldest Compounding Pharmacy

Jennifer Lamb and her husband Scott took ownership of Menges & Curtis Apothecary in March of 2018. They are proud to serve both human and animal customers with compassion and old-fashioned personal service. They are honored to be stewards of a pharmacy that is over 162 years old, and are dedicated to preserving its history and continuing a centuries-old tradition of connecting with the community they serve.

Jennifer Lamb (owner/compounding pharmacist) graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in psychology, a major which allowed her to custom-tailor her focus on animal behavior and cognition. Her decision to return to college for a Pharm.D degree was one that evolved over several years based on her graduate internships, coupled with a variety of related work experiences.

Following her studies at Amherst, Jennifer was accepted into two separate internships to develop her skills as an animal behavior researcher. The first was at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, FL., where she was introduced to veterinary drug administration. The second internship was at te new England Aquarium in Boston, MA., where she learned the physiological complexities of various marine animals in peril and their need for specific drug therapies. Following these internships, Jennifer worked for local and family-owned Benson’s Pet Center, where she developed a passion for providing customers with advice on the nutritional/supplemental needs of their pets. As a result, Jennifer decided that a key arena for her was that of veterinary pharmacy.

During her time at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS), Jennifer most enjoyed the challenge of compounding and continued to develop her skills in veterinary compounding by working as a student intern at two locally-owned independent pharmacies. She has attended several contemporary specialty compounding seminars at the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) in Houston, TX. Most notably, she completed an advanced pharmacy practice rotation at the Cornell University Hospital of Animals.

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