John LeTard founded Medical Pharmacy, Inc. in Zachary in November of 1968. He was a 1963 graduate of the Northeast University (now the University of Louisiana at Monroe), with a Bachelor of Science degree. Upon graduation, he entered the military and served in Medical Service Corp, 4th Army. 1964 through 1966. He was commissioned officer, July 26, 1963, by President John F. Kennedy. He held rank of First Lieutenant. After serving in the Army, he returned to Zachary and worked with his step-father, Carl Bond, at Zachary Pharmacy before starting Medical Pharmacy, Inc.
He was a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Louisiana Pharmacists Association, and Louisiana Independent Pharmacists Association - Vice Chairman of Board. John was appointed to the Board of Commissioners at Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary, Louisiana in June 1969. He served on the Hospital Board for four consecutive six-year terms, twelve as Chairman of the Board. John was the recipient of the Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award by the Louisiana Pharmacists Association. He was also appointed to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy by Governor Bobby Jindal.
In November of 2005, he opened Medical Pharmacy West to serve the growing needs of the Zachary community.
John passed away in August of 2016, but the legacy and traditions that he put in place in the pharmacies will continue.