Since we pride ourselves on offering a personal touch and learning about our customers and their pets, we wanted to share our story!
Your Pet, Our Passion!
Animals have always been a part of Triena and Frans's lives while growing up. Frans was raised in South Africa on a "game farm", like an exotic ranch in the United States. Whereas Triena grew up in Namibia on a "farm", similar to a cattle ranch stateside. Shortly after graduating high school, Frans followed his interest in animals to the North-West University of Potchefstroom where he studied for his bachelor's degree in biology. During that time, his interests led him into Pharmaceuticals where he proceeded to get his degree in Pharmacy.
Triena followed her love of science and research which led to studying pharmacy at the North-West University of Potchefstroom.
After graduating, the two took a mandatory internship for a year in Zulu Land, Natal, a province in South Africa. They worked in the more remote parts of the region to help supply medication to people who couldn't afford healthcare.
Upon completion, they moved to Namibia where they discovered a vital need for "relief" pharmacists. This allowed a pharmacist to take a vacation without abandoning the needs of their customers. In 2004 they launched their first business to provide relief in various remote spots. Frans and Triena tended to the areal needs related to pharmaceuticals while the full-time pharmacist could get a much-needed break. They recognized their urge to explore and continued to take in endless beautiful places up to four weeks at a time. Eventually, their travels led them to America in California where new opportunities led them into veterinary pharmaceuticals and compounding.
Simultaneously, they started their family and after some time, became US Citizens.
They were happy, held amazing jobs, and living the American dream but one day, they had a longing to raise their children in a place more like home and start their own veterinary compounding pharmacy. So, they turned their sights to Texas (God-loving, hard-working people with good values and incredible opportunities for small businesses to thrive) and moved their family to Seguin.
In February of 2020, Core Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy opened for business.