Our mission is to redefine the veterinary emergency and after-hours model. We connect animal health experts with animal owners when care is needed most. We utilize advanced communications technology and support veterinary hospitals’ health and sustainability from within. We are reshaping industry norms and promoting TeleTriage as a professional RVT practice.
Our vision is to be the TeleTriage solution for the veterinary industry.
Who is Animal HealthLink?
Animal HealthLink (AHL) is a Veterinary Triage company that formed in late 2020 in Alberta, Canada. We provides emergency and after-hours TeleTriage services to veterinary practices.
AHL is here to support veterinary practices. We are committed to growing within and as a partner to the veterinary community.
The workforce situation in the veterinary industry has reached crisis level. Our services are designed to relieve the extreme pressure veterinary teams are experiencing due to on-call and staff shortages in ER.
Registered Veterinary Technologists
Registered veterinary technologists (RVT) are graduates of an accredited program and successfully passed national board exams. RVTs are part of a regulated industry and have met all the requirements identified by their provincial professional association.
Our team of RVTs come from both large and small animal emergency backgrounds with an average of 17 years of experience. One of our main motivators in creating AHL was to advance the RVT profession by providing additional employment opportunities and to promote TeleTriage as a professional RVT practice. Alternative, and especially remote employment opportunities for RVTs are rare. Many RVTs leave clinical work within a decade for various reasons; AHL aims to connect these experienced RVTs that would otherwise leave the industry.
Leilani Mustillo, RVT
Chief Executive Officer
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
Chief Medical Officer
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.
Becky Taylor, MA, RVT
Chief Communications Officer
Becky has been active in her career as a RVT for over 25 years. She worked in a mixed animal practice prior to joining the team at Olds College spending 19 years instructing in the animal health programs.
Becky’s passion for working with people has led to her devoting much of her professional development to learning and teaching communication skills in an applied manner and coincided with her activities on provincial and national veterinary organizations in many roles. In 2016, she completed a Master of Arts in Professional Communication.