Ontario Veterinary TeleHealth Services is based in Guelph, Ontario. It is the only provincially accredited telehealth facility in Canada and has the same standards and quality of information as local veterinary hospitals. Our ultimate goal is to create a community of like-minded pet parents that want to better understand their pet’s health. OVTS recently gained B-Corporation Pending status as it plans to continue to find ways to offer this service, and many others, at the lowest price possible. It operates as a zero-profit business, pricing its services just enough to keep paying the bills. We are currently supporters of The Home Hospice Association by offering complimentary services to residents under their care.
Garth graduated from veterinary school in Ontario in 2001 and practiced in rural communities on both farm animals and pets. He often received calls on evenings and weekends from concerned friends and family members that had questions about the health and wellbeing of their pets.
In October of 2016, he started TelehealthPets when he realized not everyone had a veterinarian as a close friend or family member, but that every pet parent should have access to one. Today, Garth manages the business but tries to be on the phone as much as possible, as it's so rewarding to know he's helped a family feel at ease with the care of their most precious family members.
Garth's Cat, Finny