About Village Drug Shop

Village Drug Shop has been a part of the Athens community since 1958.  In 1985 Sonny Thurmond bought the pharmacy from the original owner, Lamar Dooley, and now serves the Athens Community with his son and second generation pharmacist, Chris Thurmond.  We are a small but full service pharmacy with all the benefits of large chain stores but with the added benefit of quality personal hometown care.  With fast, friendly, professional service and the highest-quality medicines and health products, you'll always find somebody at our pharmacy to greet you by name. Our pharmacists are happy to take the time to counsel you on your medications and answer any questions you might have.  We offer a variety of clinical services for diabetes (including an AADE certified education program, diabetic testing supplies and custom molded diabetic footwear), hypertension, cholesterol, and are even a CDC certified Yellow Fever Travel Clinic providing all manner of travel and other immunizations.  See the link above or click here for a full listing of the clinical services that we offer.  Visit us for all your healthcare needs!

740 Prince Ave
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 548-4444
Fax: (706) 548-2193

Hours:     M-F:       9:00am - 6:00pm
                  Sat:         9:00am - 12:30pm
                  Sun:       Closed


Meet our team who is here meet all your healthcare needs!

Why use us?

Yes, we dispense medications and administer immunizations, but we're much more than your typical community pharmacy.  We strive to provide quality patient care beyond dispensing prescriptions.  Our clinical staff has the knowledge and skills to provide medical information to help you achieve your health & wellness goals.
  • Specialty Compounding Services
  • Travel Health & Immunization Clinic (free consultations)
    • Certified to administer the Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • AADE accrediated Diabetes Education Classes (Medicare billing)
  • Custom Diabetic Shoe Fittings
  • Other Clinical Services
    • Hypertension consult & blood pressure screening
    • Diabetes consult & blood glucose screening
    • Full Cholesterol panel
    • Bone Mineral Density Testing
    • Routine Immunizations
  • FREE Delivery to Athens and surrounding areas
  • Single and multiple dose packaging available

Our Experience Shows!

The Village Drug Shop has been around for several generations.  When you come into our pharmacy, we hope to greet you like family.  Anyone who has lived in our community for a while knows our pharmacists and technicians.  We aim to build a personal connection with our patients because we believe that you are much more than just a name on prescription.