In March 2013, Laura McDonald, opened Pharmasave Health Centre in Tofino, BC. Locally owned and operated, Tofino Pharmasave made an oath to provide the community and visitors with the highest quality services and products. Not only is it a pharmacy but also a place where guests can expect expert knowledge in areas of Home Health Care and Natural Health. The pharmacy provides additional services such as: medication reviews; allowing guests to better understand their prescriptions and how to take them; and immunization services, such as influenza, tetanus, shingles, hepatitis A/B, and typhoid.
Laura is a registered pharmacist with the College of Pharmacy in BC also a standing member of the BC Pharmacy Association. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University in 2004. Laura has held a variety of positions in the hospital and community pharmacy setting over the last 9 years. She undertook her first management position working, in Okotoks, Alberta in 2006. During this time, the Alberta College of Pharmacists awarded her the "New Horizon Award", presented to a new practitioner for impacting the profession of pharmacy. In January 2013 Laura was awarded a "Certificate in Patient Care Skills" for her successful completion of the ADAPT course. When Laura is not working you can find her surfing at one of our pristine local beaches, stretching at the yoga studio, or walking her dog "Chessie". Laura is passionate about the west coast and her fellow community members.