Locally-Owned and Independent
Valley Pharmacy's employees take pride in providing outstanding customer service and in helping our patients stay healthy. We make every effort to get to know each customer personally.
Valley Pharmacy has served the Kearney community for more than 50 years. The pharmacy was originally named Wimberley Prescriptions, but its name changed to Valley Pharmacy in 1969. Although the owners of Valley Pharmacy have changed over the years, it's always been passed through independent, local ownership since the pharmacy opened in 1954.
From the first day of business to today, Valley Pharmacy strives to put our patients and their health above all else. We serve patients of all ages at our location in the Kearney Clinic.
Chris Watts, Pharmacist
Chris was raised in Kearney and graduated from Kearney High School. He completed his pre-pharmacy requirements at the University of Nebraska Kearney, then completed his education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He started at Valley Pharmacy in 2000 delivering to customers while attending UNK, then returned in 2007 as a pharmacist.
He is passionate about the practice of pharmacy and how pharmacists can help people achieve their health goals. Chris and his wife Jessie purchased Valley Pharmacy in 2018. They have a son Hunter and daughters Audrey, Michaela, Janae, and Treaa. Chris has been a volunteer with First Baptist Church, Upwards basketball, Kearney Little League, and Operation Shine camp.
Brett Schaepler, Pharmacist
Brett was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated from Kearney High School and then attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he earned a bachelors degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2016.
He has a passion for diabetes education and helping those in need. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, traveling, and eating good food.