Gigi Davidson is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSUCVM) where she is the Residency Program Director for the Veterinary Clinical Pharmacy Residency Program as well as adjunct faculty mentor for PY4 APPE pharmacy students on rotation at NCSU CVM. Gigi has been practicing veterinary clinical pharmacy since 1983 and was one of the first pharmacists to achieve diplomate status in the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy. In 2006, she was one of the few non-veterinarians inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society as an honorary member for distinguished advancement of veterinary science. Over her more than three decades of exclusively veterinary pharmacy practice she has mentored ten PGY1 Veterinary Pharmacy Residents and more than 500 PY4 APPE students from 20 different colleges of pharmacy.
Ms. Davidson is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of Veterinary Pharmacotherapy. She is a past President of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists and currently serves as the Government and Regulatory Affairs Liaison as well as Residency Program Chair for that organization. She has authored numerous CE courses and veterinary pharmacy electives which are currently offered online and in many top-ranked schools of pharmacy.
Ms. Davidson is the Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Compounding Expert Committee for the 2010-2020 Cycles, and is the recipient of the 2010-2015 USP Beal Award for distinguished volunteer service in healthcare standards setting, USP's highest honor. Ms. Davidson is a member of the FDA Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee which establishes lists of acceptable compounded substances as mandated by the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act. Ms. Davidson is the author of the Veterinary Drug Handbook: Client Information Edition and has authored several textbooks and on-line continuing education programs for pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists. Ms. Davidson has many publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and her primary area of research interest is quality, stability, safety, efficacy and disposition of compounded preparations in non-human species.
The author has effectively taught veterinary pharmacotherapy principles to pharmacists and pharmacy students through elective courses, live CEs, and APPE rotations in the top ranked schools of pharmacy and veterinary medicine.