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Founded by two board-certified veterinary specialists, VETgirl is the #1 online veterinary continuing education provider.

We invite you to learn with us, as we find the practical information YOU need to know.

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Veterinary Innovation Council Award Winners

In 2018, VETgirl received the Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) Innovation Award. We could not have been more proud, recognized as an organization with a significant, positive impact on the veterinary profession and a catalyst for advancing that innovation in the profession.

The VETgirl Team

Leaders. Educators. Innovators.

Founder / CEO

Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT

VETgirl was the brainchild of Dr. Justine Lee. Years ago, while frantically studying for her board examination(s), she decided to take some time out to relieve some stress (aka “panic) by running. While pounding the pavement, she thought, “Why can’t I listen to this stuff on my Walkman while I exercise?” (She is old, and this

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Founder / COO

Dr. Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC

Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of VETgirl and committed to veterinary education through technology. Dr. Pachtinger is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery, a one year internship in emergency and critical care, and a

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Marketing and Special Events Manager

Tracy Covert, Marketing

Tracy Covert is a veteran marketer and designer, bringing more than 15 years-experience to the team. She has held various management roles at the Viticus Group (formerly WVC) organization over a span of nearly 11 years, developing online education and technology platforms while managing their marketing and technology departments. Prior to her life in veterinary

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Veterinary Communications Coordinator

Felicia Leung, DVM

Dr. Felicia Leung is a Midwest native from Illinois. She attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois and graduated in 2003. Following veterinary school, she completed a one-year small animal and surgery rotating internship at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. She moved back to Illinois and joined a general small animal practice in

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Technician CE Coordinator

Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)

With over 20 years in the industry Amy brings her passion and love for education to VETgirl. After working in general practice, Amy found her passion in emergency medicine and in 2003 she became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. She has held several board position in the Academy of Veterinary Emergency

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Chief Happiness Officer

Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW

Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with specialties in veterinary social work, occupational stress/resilience, and grief and loss – which to most people sounds incredibly stressful, but to her ignites a sense of purpose! She has previously delivered VETgirl wellness content. Jeannine pursued a Master’s degree in Sociology (Washington State

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CE Coordinator

Ann Marie Cumella, CVT

Ann Marie Cumella, CVT obtained her bachelors in Animal Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2008. She then obtained her AAS degree in veterinary technology from Argosy University in 2013. Since becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician, she has worked in both small animal general practice and emergency clinics alike

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Contributor

Dr. Alberto Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Alberto L. Fernandez, DACVECC obtained his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and graduated with honors. He completed a residency in emergency and critical care at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in 2011, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC) in 2012. Previously, Dr. Fernandez was on faculty at St.

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Contributor

Shelby Reinstein, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Shelby Reinstein, MS, DACVO is a board-certified ophthalmologist residing in the beautiful area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Reinstein obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from Kansas State University and completed her fellowship and residency in Ophthalmology at The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Contributor

Amy Kaplan, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Kaplan-Zattler is a New England native originally from Maine. Escaping the cold, she earned her DVM from the University of Florida. She then completed a small animal internship in Tampa, FL before moving back to New England to pursue a 3-year Emergency and Critical Care residency program at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston,

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Contributor

Dr. Emily Coffey, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Emily Coffey graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English Literature prior to attending veterinary school at North Carolina State University. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Colorado State University, followed by a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. She has a special interest in

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Interactive Media Associate

Rachel Feldman, CVT

Rachel obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English from University of Colorado at Boulder with the end goal of becoming a teacher. However, Veterinary Medicine grabbed her while in college and she never let go. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, her passion is emergency and critical care medicine. She currently resides in

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Upcoming Events We’re Attending

September 25-27, 2020

International Veterinary Seminars, Online

Dr. Justine Lee and Dr. Garret Pachtinger, Outer Banks, NC

September 30, 2020

Connexity 2020, Online

Dr. Garret Pachtinger

October 18, 2020

Covetrus VetSummit Veterinary Conference, Online

Dr. Justine Lee

November 11, 2020

Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Online

Dr. Justine Lee