Animal HealthLink was founded with a passion for the people and patients of veterinary medicine. We believe in enabling veterinary teams to elevate patient care.
Our mission is to increase access to veterinary care by starting at the beginning, Triage. By redefining the veterinary triage model, we simply allow veterinary teams to rest, focus, and do what they do best. We strongly believe in RVT profession advancement and re-deploy valuable RVT talent through clinical practice alternatives.
THE ANIMAL HEALTHLINK STORY
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AHL was founded out of passion for veterinary emergency medicine and lack of non-clinical opportunities for RVTs. We saw the veterinary labour challenges worsen during the pandemic, however there is a large experienced non-clinical workforce eager to help.
We combined our passion for Triage and mobilized an experienced RVT workforce and created a service that enables clinical staff to help patients and keeps veterinary professionals in clinics and in the industry.
AHL was founded in late 2020 in Calgary, Alberta by Leilani Mustillo, RVT and Sean Neate, DVM. They found strategic partners to help develop and launch the After-hours TeleTriage support service in January 2021 and continue to grow and develop triage services to support ER hospitals and primary care practices.
Leilani Mustillo, RVT
CEO and Co-Founder
Leilani is a born and raised Albertan who completed the Olds College Animal Health Technology program in 2009.
Since graduating, she has worked in specialty and emergency medicine in both nursing and management roles. Since 2015, she has been an instructor in Olds College's Animal Health Department.
As an advocate for RVT advancement, she has a love for mentoring and training those who are new to emergency and critical care medicine, with her favourite topic being emergency triage.
Sean Neate, DVM, BComm
CMO (Medical) and Co-Founder
Sean grew up in Alberta and originally obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, but switched careers and graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. After graduation, Sean completed a rotating small animal internship at a referral institution in Calgary. After spending several years in referral and emergency medicine, he moved to family practice.
Sean is currently a partner in a group of veterinary hospitals in Calgary. Sean enjoys a mixture of clinical cases and leading teams in their growing practices.