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Custom AI for Animal Health Businesses

AskVet, the leader in veterinary telehealth, has built the world’s only AI & data-powered digital veterinarian—VERA (Veterinary Engagement and Relationship Agent). VERA is trained on highly curated data sets that include 2 million recorded conversations between veterinarians and animal owners, six veterinary college curricula, and 180 veterinarian reviewed data sets from trusted industry sources. VERA was built to help the companion and food animal industries close the gap between the growing demand for veterinary expertise and the limited availability of veterinarians and technicians

Bridging the growing gap in veterinary expertise supply and demand

Demand in the US for animal health care for both companion animals and food production animals is outpacing supply of qualified veterinarians and technicians. The US animal health industry needs to use data and AI to augment and expand the available supply of human veterinary expertise to close the supply and demand gap. And the problem is much worse if you look at the global growth of companion and food production animals. 

AskVet has created a suite of data/AI products on the VERA platform where companion and food animal businesses can use their propriety data and VERA’s veterinary expertise to create differentiation and competitive advantage.

Our Team

Cal Lai, CEO & President

Serial Entrepreneur—started 1st company at 25

Built the world’s first commercial ecommerce website—

Lost 200 lbs. using self-designed wellness plan

Avid cook, boxer, & body builder

Pamela Seavey, Chief Operating Officer

Successfully operated multiple ecommerce businesses

Directed a TV newscast for 2 years

Likes to break a sweat on the ballroom dance floor

Always thinking about my next meal

Dave Kearney

Dave Kearney, Chief Technology Officer

Founder, CEO, & CTO of successful tech startups for 24 years

Software Engineer with 30+ years'

Executive technology leader for multiple startups

Father of four, lives in Napa with my wife, 2 dogs, and 7 chickens

Laura Berg

Laura Berg, Chief Revenue Officer

Ran Global Branding for top 3 PC company with $2B exit

Grew tech company sales from $100M to $1B

Bookworm with a love of Science Fiction

Softball mom, volunteer, and BBQ taster

Dr. Crissy Allstott, Chief Veterinary Officer

Managed multiple hospitals as lead veterinarian

Early leader of clinical telehealth implementation

Making homemade ravioli is my specialty

Hobbies include reading, cooking, and gardening