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the real ER superheroes behind VEG Little Vets

Little Vets was brought to life with the help of an amazing team of collaborators. Using their real-world knowledge and experience—from their favorite parts of the job to first-hand stories and photos from the front lines—our Little Vets contributors helped create an exciting, STEAM-based, kid-friendly curriculum that teaches children what it’s really like to work in the ER.

Dr. David Bessler

Dr. David Bessler is the Founder and CEO of VEG. He’s also an emergency doctor who loves being a hero to people and their pets when they need it most. Beyond helping customers, his favorite thing about VEG is the fun everyone has when they’re together. He lives in White Plains, NY, with his family, which includes Ferris, a Chihuahua mix, and Nico, a bearded dragon.

Dr. Jonathan Grindley

Jonathan Grindley has been a medical director at VEG for two and a half years. He loves how his job allows him to help creatures who can't speak for themselves and support the human/animal bond. He loves how VEG is disrupting the industry and challenging the way we approach veterinary medicine and workplace culture. Jonathan lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his English Pointer, Nutmeg.

Dr. Monica Sterk

Monica Sterk is an area medical director in the Northeast region and has been at VEG for four years. As a vet, she loves being able to help sick animals in need and comfort their families. As a VEG vet, she loves how we keep people and their pets together! Monica lives in Nanuet with her perfect dachshund/terrier mix, Schnitzel, and cats Delaware and California.

Dr. Bethany Weinheimer

Bethany Weinheimer has been at VEG for two years as the West Coast area medical director. She loves being a vet because she’s able to help and save the lives of animals when no one else can. Her favorite part about VEG is that customers get to stay with their pets throughout their entire visit—which allows pet owners to value and appreciate what veterinarians do and keeps their pets feeling safe and comfortable. Bethany has a Chocolate Lab named Zeba.