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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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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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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Shelby Reinstein, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Shelby Reinstein is excited to be a member of the VETgirl team! She graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, she completed a rotating internship at Michigan State and then a one-year internship in vision research at the Retinal Disease Studies Facility at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After

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Michelle Trappler, DVM, DACVS

Dr Michelle Trappler attended veterinary school at University of Pennsylvaniaand graduated in 2008. She completed a rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Florida, followed by a surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr Trappler completed a 3-year surgical residency at VSEC. While at VSEC, Dr Trappler developed a special interest in

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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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Operations and logistics coordinator

Sarah Kalick, CMP

Sarah Kalick, CMP obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing her MBA specializing in Operations at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Sarah has extensive experience in veterinary event management and operations. She has a dog named Björk and in her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and exploring Colorado!

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Interactive Media Associate

Rachel Feldman,

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

July 17-19, 2020

International Veterinary Seminars

Dr. Justine Lee, IVS Jackson Hole WY

September 3, 2020

Richmond Academy of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Garret Pachtinger

September 25-27, 2020

International Veterinary Seminars

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

September 30, 2020

Connexity 2020

Dr. Garret Pachtinger

November 11, 2020

Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Justine Lee, online