Anthony Piggott

I am Newcastle born and bred. I have grown up with Pharmacy around me my whole life. Both my parents are Pharmacists and many of my earliest memories were playing with cardboard boxes out the back of Charlestown Square Soul Pattinson Chemist. Before I knew it, like both my sisters, I was studying Pharmacy in Sydney. I could not escape it! Luckily, I love it. I now own 5 pharmacies with my family and managers. Having a close relationship with people throughout our community is my greatest privilege. I share the good and bad times with them. I like the academic side of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. I’m interested in the complex cases with multiple conditions and medicines. When cases are not so simple and require lateral thinking for an alternate solution, then I’m very engaged. I like maintaining a close relationship with the patient and the local G.P. When I’m not working my hobbies include learning to fly, travelling and spending time with my family. Please introduce yourself to me anytime at my Hamilton Pharmacy.

Brett Plumb

My wife Courtney and I purchased the Piggotts Pharmacy Lambton with well-known local pharmacists Anthony and Chris Piggott. My aim is to provide exceptional service and to exceed every single customer’s expectations every single time they come to our pharmacy. I feel pharmacy is a way to help people on an everyday basis and an opportunity to become an integral part of our customer’s lives. As an experienced pharmacists with over 10 years of pharmacy experience, I also provide continuing education to health professionals for a number of different organisations and enjoy reviewing patient’s medications to help them to better understand their medications and to make taking medication easier where I can.

Courtney and I met studying Pharmacy together at Newcastle University and have been married for 9 years and have two girls, Harriet and Adelaide. We live locally in Merewether and enjoy spending time with our girls and our dog Cupcake making the most of all that Newcastle has to offer. We are both very passionate about pharmacy and our goal is to help our patients to achieve the best health outcomes possible.

We are both also very community-minded and keep Piggott’s Pharmacy Lambton actively involved in the Lambton community through sponsorship and promotion of local clubs and organisations. If you have a local organisation seeking sponsorship please contact us, we hope that we can help!

Tahlia Quigg

I was born and raised in Forster, 2 hours north of Newcastle. After high school, I moved to Newcastle to complete my Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. In my spare time, you will find me spending quality time with family and friends. I love going to the beach, camping and enjoying the outdoors.

Since becoming a fully registered pharmacist, I have worked at Piggotts Pharmacy Merewether. I love working alongside the Piggotts team and I am grateful for the support I receive. I love building rapport with customers and providing health advice that can improve the health of our local community. I am also a HMR accredited pharmacist, which allows me to assess patients medications and ensure that they are being used safely and appropriately. I am eager to grow in the profession and enjoy a rewarding life-long career as a pharmacist.

Make sure to say hello next time you are visiting the store!

Kate Truscott

I was raised in Wagga Wagga in Southern New South Wales, where I also completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy at Charles Stuart University. My first after-school job was at a pharmacy when I was just 15; this is where I discovered my passion for the profession. Pharmacy enables me to make a difference to health outcomes in the community and I am continually driven by this privilege. Outside of work I enjoy taking advantage of Newcastle’s beautiful beaches and travelling with my partner. The customers and staff at Piggott’s Pharmacy Merewether have welcomed me into the community and I look forward to continuing this relationship.

Kurt Luttenberger

I grew up in Mackay and moved to Townsville to study Pharmacy. As a Student, I frequently visited my brother in Newcastle and completed work experience with the Piggott’s. I was offered a position managing the Branxton Pharmacy upon completion of my degree, and after spending two years at Branxton, I left to travel Australia as a Locum Pharmacist. I visited some of the most iconic/beautiful in Australia, including Byron Bay and Airlie Beach, and was able to gain valuable life experience. However, I have always felt as though Newcastle is my home. I have worked in a variety of pharmacies. The professional, caring, patient-focussed Piggott’s model of Pharmacy aligns with why I wanted to become a Pharmacist in the first place. I am now using my experience and knowledge to support the health of our local community where I belong at Huntlee Pharmacy.

When I’m not working at Huntlee, my ideal day is spent drinking coffee and puppichinos with my partner, Madi, and our dog, Elle. I enjoy staying active by going to CrossFit, hiking and swimming. I love being around water!

Tanya Cook

I grew up in Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland where I had my first part time job in the local Pharmacy during my high school years. Being able to witness firsthand how Pharmacists can have such a strong impact on Community Health inspired me to choose it as a career path. I moved down to the Gold Coast to complete my Masters in Pharmacy and have worked in several Pharmacies around the Gold Coast and Port Douglas regions, I’m definitely drawn to the coastline!

Meeting my partner who is in the RAAF has brought me to the Newcastle area and I have been Managing Pharmacist at Piggott’s Pharmacy Branxton since April 2020. In my spare time you will find me enjoying the outdoors hiking, boating and enjoying the beach.

Please introduce yourself next time you are shopping in Branxton.

Heather Pearse

Heather is the Managing Pharmacist at Piggott’s Blackbutt Pharmacy. She joined the Piggott’s team two years ago after a decade of managing multi award-winning Community Pharmacies in both the ACT and NSW.

The Piggott’s name is synonymous with genuine quality service and care, and the legacy of making meaningful contributions to the community is what resonated with Heather and lured her to the position.

Her strong desire to help others, get to know, grow and respond to the needs of her local community and work with a team of like-minded people has meant that joining the Piggott’s Blackbutt ‘family’ has been a homologous transition for Heather.

Heather is backed by an exceptional team of highly trained staff that provide friendly, efficient and professional service and who work collaboratively to achieve holistic individualised care for patients.