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Career Seminar Series – Functional Medicine and Independent Pharmacy with Hillary Howell

March 21 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Functional Medicine and Independent Pharmacy: My journey building an innovative, sustainable business model

Hillary Howell worked as a pharmacy technician until graduating high school in 1998. Her passion for medicine led her to receive her PharmD in 2004. Shortly after graduating, she married her high school sweetheart and took a position as a retail staff pharmacist at a local pharmacy chain. This ultimately led to a manager position with the same company.

10 years into her position as a manager, her husband James was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, leiomyosarcoma of the prostate. During his journey, the family decided to look into alternative treatments using both conventional and alternative therapies. Sadly, James’ journey ended 18 months later.

As a single mother, Hillary decided to take her career in a new direction. She opened Michigan’s first integrative cash based pharmacy, Apothecary & Co, in 2019, focusing on helping others to find their root cause instead of applying a “bandaid.” Apothecary & Co proudly specializes in compounding, point of care testing, and functional medicine consulting. Since opening in 2019, Hillary received her Certified Clinical Nutrition designation in 2021. She is currently pursuing a certification program through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Besides the love for functional medicine, her other passion is medicinal herbalism leading her to complete coursework through Rosemary Gladstar’s The Science of Art and Herbalism program.

The presentation will take place on the Spokane campus in Walgreens auditorium (SPBS 101), Yakima students can watch the presentation from CSC101. All prospective students are also welcome to join this event virtually or in person. To RSVP, please email


March 21
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
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Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, Walgreens Auditorium
205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, Washington 99202
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