Founder / COO

Garret Pachtinger


Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC is the Director of Operations 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 three year residency in emergency and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2010.

After completion of his residency, Dr. Pachtinger joined the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Levittown, Pa. While there, he was the internship director for the emergency and critical care service, veterinary trauma center medical director as well as the House Officer Program Director for BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

He has been published in JVECC, Vet Clinics of North America, Clinicians Brief, Today’s Veterinary Practice and has authored book chapters in several textbooks including The Five Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology and Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.  He is on the editorial advisory board for the peer reviewed journal, Today’s Veterinary Practice.  He lectures nationally and internationally on topics including emergency, critical care, and toxicology.