The Stokes Pharmacy family mourns the loss of Richard Lopilato, RPh

The Stokes Pharmacy family is mourning the loss of Richard Lopilato, RPh who passed away on November 19, 2018. Richard has been an instrumental part of our organization for the past 20 years. He was beloved by the veterinary community whom he interacted with on a daily basis.

He truly was the perfect addition to the Stokes family. His passing is a great loss to all those who have had the privilege of knowing him. Richard will be greatly missed; however, his legacy will live on at Stokes.



Stokes is proud to have implemented USP 800 before it was required of compounding pharmacies. Read about how the new regulations impact veterinary hospitals.  Read article here!

The ACVO/StokesRx Service Animal program is a 2018 VIC award winner! 

February 5, 2018 – The ACVO/StokesRx Service Animal program is a 2018 NAVC (VMX) Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) award winner! To read the press release, click here.

The Veterinary Innovation Awards council was established in 2017 to recognize people and organizations dedicated to innovation for the betterment of the animal health industry.

The ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam is a philanthropic event that provides free, ocular screening eye exams to qualified Service and Working Animals each May. These exams are provided by those members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who choose to participate and volunteer their time and resources. More than 52,000 service animals and registered therapy animals have received free eye exam screenings through the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event.

Thank you to all ACVO Members and their technicians and staff who donate their time and expertise for this wonderful cause!

Stokes is proud to be the namesake sponsor of this event!

Stokes Pharmacy Earns Prestigious PCAB Accreditation

Mount Laurel, NJ – August 8, 2017Stokes Pharmacy proudly announces its achievement of PCAB accreditation, a service of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), for the compounding of pharmaceuticals for human and veterinary patients. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards.

Achieving PCAB accreditation is a rigorous process. It reflects an organization’s dedication to consistently operating within criteria that facilitate a high level of performance and patient care.

“Stokes has always worked to extremely high standards. This is now validated by our PCAB accreditation that we received just one day after being inspected. We understand that many prescribers and state boards of pharmacy want to see this accreditation as proof of high standards, and we are proud to show it,” said Michael Tursi, president of Stokes Pharmacy. “We are unwavering in our promise to provide the best compounded medications for our clients and patients, now and in the future.”

Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by physicians, veterinarians, and other legally authorized prescribers, and then individually prepared for each patient by a specially trained pharmacist. The compounding of medications is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy, and the demand for these customized medications increases every year.

About PCAB

The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) was founded in 2007 by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations, with the purpose of creating a voluntary quality accreditation designation for the compounding industry. The organization promotes, develops, and maintains principles, policies, and standards for improving the quality of pharmacy compounding nationwide. In 2014, PCAB accreditation became a service of the ACHC. For more information about PCAB accreditation, visit

About Stokes Pharmacy

For more than 40 years, Stokes Pharmacy has been filling custom prescriptions nationwide for human and animal patients whose specific medical needs require the expertise and services of a compounding pharmacist. Unlike medications dispensed at a traditional retail pharmacy, compounded medications can vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. In addition, regulations pertaining to compounding pharmacies vary from state to state. That’s why Stokes adheres to strict quality standards, to ensure that medications are precisely and consistently formulated, every single time. For more information, visit, or call (800) 754-5222.