About Us

Joe started Joe’s Family Pharmacy in December of 2020. Joe was born and raised in Prince George, BC. After finishing college he moved to Vancouver and received his pharmacy degree at UBC in 2016. There he met his wife Theresa and after graduation they settled in Central Saanich. Joe has been practicing as a pharmacist on the Peninsula for the last 8 years where he saw a need for a true independently owned pharmacy. 

The real boss. After settling in Central Saanich with Joe after graduation, Theresa has worked in the Greater Victoria Area as a pharmacist for the last 8 years.

Rebecca is the pharmacy manager at Joe’s Family Pharmacy. She earned her pharmacy degree at UBC after graduating with honours in Biochemistry from UVIC. Since 2013, she has been dedicated to serving patients through community pharmacy practice. With a strong background in biochemistry, Rebecca is passionate about delivering personalized care and empowering patients to achieve health outcomes through medication management and education. She remains committed to staying updated on the latest in pharmacy practice, including minor ailments prescribing and administration of injections.

Taira is a pharmacist with 25 years of experience. She has spent over 22 of those years dedicated to the Saanich Peninsula. Taira is injection certified and happy to provide medication support and guidance to all of our patients. Her only ask is that if you happen to catch her singing that you refrain from commenting on how bad it is!

Lara was born and raised in Northern BC. After graduation from the U of S, she returned to her home town to practice Pharmacy in her community as her grandparents had before her. In a small town with few physicians she learned the importance and necessity of providing Pharmaceutical Care. Eventually she decided to take up the torch and became the Associate Owner of the Shoppers Drug Mart where she'd grown up. Almost 10 years ago, she moved to Sidney to be closer to her parents. With a new store and many new patients, she continued her growth both as a leader and as a pharmacist. Lara finds patient care very rewarding and decided to change gears and find a place to work which would support her in her goals. From Ellis Family Drugs to Joe's Family Pharmacy it's been an amazing journey.