A Family Business

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Vermont Family Pharmacy was opened in December of 1983 by Manny Chernoff. In 1996, Manny brought his daughter, Lynne Vezina, into the pharmacy full time. Manny and Lynne both graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.

Vermont Family Pharmacy has always concentrated on incredible customer service. Patients are often amazed at the wonderful, personalized service they receive from the staff. Our pharmacists take the time to explain new medications to patients, and our software can perform a cross-check for drug interactions. We accept most insurance plans including most Medicare D plans. We take Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards. We also take HSA and FSA cards.

In March of 1989, we began an affiliation with Prescription Compounding Centers of America. We are a full compounding pharmacy. We are happy to make any custom compound for a patient. Just have your doctor phone in a prescription. Some insurance plans cover compound reimbursement, so be sure to let us know which plan you have!

We have always had a supply of wound care items. We offer many dressings in single packages to prevent you from having to buy a big box that you don’t need. We have over 12 different kinds of bandaging tape, including Duoderm, Tegaderm, Mepilex and Mepitel dressings.

Vermont Family Pharmacy also stocks home health care items. We have wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, raised toilet seats, commodes, pillows, urinals, shower supplies (including grab bars for the bathroom), bath seats and bath benches. Many of our items are available to rent or purchase. We can also special order items for next-day pickup.

We carry Nature’s Truth vitamins and essential oils.

Our staff at the store has over 50 years of combined experience!


Manny Chernoff

Manny Chernoff is the original owner who lived in the New North End since 1971 before moving to Williston a couple of years ago. Manny graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1956. Manny and Joan welcomed daughter Lynne in 1960 and son Robert in 1961. Manny was very excited to have opened up the pharmacy in 1983. He has worked very hard to make it the pharmacy it now is. His current joys in life are Cribbage and Barbecues at Lynne’s house.


Lynne Chernoff Vezina

Lynne Chernoff Vezina came into Vermont Family Pharmacy full time in 1996. Lynne grew up in the new north end, going to Thayer, Lyman C. Hunt and graduating from Burlington High. Lynne graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1983.

Lynne spends her free time gardening and doing crafts. She and her husband John enjoy following the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots.


Caroline (CPht)

Caroline is a Certified Pharmacy Technician new to Vermont Family Pharmacy. She has more than 4 years of experience in retail, mail-order and veterinary pharmacy.

Caroline grew up in Southern New Hampshire and moved to Vermont for college. She hopes to finish her degree online eventually. In her free time, Caroline likes to play video games with her partner and love up on her 3 cats.


Sandy Pecor

Sandy Pecor is Lynne's Administrative assistant. Sandy grew up in the New North End, going to Flynn, Lyman C. Hunt and Burlington High. Sandy is a fan of the New York Mets and enjoys going to games with her husband.

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Matt O'Connor

Matthew O'Connor started here in July 2019; he graduated in 1997 from Dalhousie College of Pharmacy in Halifax, NS, Canada. He comes to us with a wide range of experiences including community, hospital, and even information pharmacy; he was a successful pharmacy manger for 10 years before his twins were born. He chose to make a career pivot to coincide with his new passion: "the boys".

He grew up in Canada, but has lived in Vermont for 20 years, residing in Winooski. He divides his time here between Prescription Compounding and working on the prescription bench.

Hiking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, legos and fixing things and his boys are his hobbies;

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Matthew Sicotte

Matthew Sicotte is originally from Derby Vermont and graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2004 with his Doctorate of Pharmacy. He has spent the last 18 years working as a community pharmacist in Franklin County. Matthew came to us looking for a new challenge and will primarily be focused on compounding prescriptions.

In his spare time Matthew is usually training for his next marathon or enjoying a good old-fashioned daddy/daughter day.


Madi Denton

Madi is a New North End Native! She found her calling in healthcare, taking care of her grandparents for 8 years. She is very grateful to be working in her community. Madi is currently studying for her Certified Pharmacy Technician license.

In her spare time, Madi plays softball and wrangles her two energetic dogs.