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Margo J. Karriker, RPh, DICVP, FSVHP

Clinical Pharmacy
UCVMC-SD Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Karriker is unique as a pharmacist in serving only veterinary patients. She completed a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and completed a two year residency in clinical veterinary pharmacy at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dr. Karriker is a board-certified veterinary hospital pharmacist and a diplomate of the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy. She has specific research interest in compounding customized medications for veterinary patients, as well as pain management for companion animals.

In addition to her position at the UCVMC-SD, she also holds an appointment with the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as an Assistant Clinical Professor where she works to educate pharmacy students about the needs of the veterinary profession.

Pursuing an interest in preparing for and assisting animals during times of natural and man-made disasters, Dr. Karriker also serves as Team Pharmacist for National Veterinary Response Team 3, through an appointment with the US Department of Health and Human Services.