About us

Who We Are

Taking care of you AND your pets!

With almost 40 years of pharmaceutical experience and a strong collaborative relationship with local veterinarians, our pharmacy was founded with the fundamental goal of providing superior care for animal patients.

what we do

As pet owners ourselves, we know that it can be a challenge to get medications into our animals. Our pharmacists work closely with veterinarians and clients to meet the individual drug therapy needs for each our animal patients.

Our compounding pharmacists utilize evidence-based formulations to solve drug therapy problems and increase medication efficiency. We offer various forms of our compounded medications in order to fit each patient’s needs and make treatment easier.

Our customized medication services include various flavoring options suited to patient and species' preferences, changing dosage and strengths, chewable medications, transdermal formulations, medicated otic gels and bandages, and tiny tablets.

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Our History

Natalie Young


Director of Veterinary Pharmacy

Since 1982, Realo Drugs has been a name well-respected throughout North Carolina. Our company is led by Joey McLaughlin, a pharmacist recognized for professional excellence and superior customer service. Joey is a past president of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and currently serves on the Board of Directors for many national organizations.

In 2017, Joey partnered with Natalie Young, a pharmacist with extensive veterinary and compounding education, to create Realo Veterinary Pharmacy.

Natalie Young, PharmD, the Director of Realo Veterinary Pharmacy, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Natalie’s route into veterinary pharmacy was the result of a number of unique opportunities that helped her develop a credible pharmaceutical extension to local veterinary clinics. Pursuing her passion to improve the care of veterinary patients in community pharmacies, Natalie was mentored by some of the country’s best veterinary professionals and independent pharmacy thought leaders.

Throughout the years, Natalie has led many veterinary-based initiatives, including building one of the first online veterinary toxicology resources available to the public and overseeing the numerous research studies and publications. After receiving her doctorate, Natalie went on to become a Fellow for Hardy-White Pharmacies (Hayes Barton/Falls River Pharmacy) and Visiting Scholar at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the Vice President of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, an associate member of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists and actively involved with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.