Arlington Team

The VetweRx Team

The founders of VetweRx have deep ties to the veterinary industry and a sincere love for animals. State-of-the-art equipment and a built to suit building are important aspects of our hospitals, but we are most proud of our people. We have assembled an experienced team at both the hospital and management level.

Janelle Canty


Dr. Canty graduated from St. Matthew’s University in Grand Cayman, and completed her clinical year rotations at The University of Illinois. She had the opportunity of spending time in the Champaign-Urbana area as well as Chicago during this time. Her interests include: Dermatology, Behavior, Alternative Medicine, and Soft Tissue surgery. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, yoga, curling up with a good book, shopping, and international gastronomy.

Jade Martin


Jade Martin is one of the many staff members here at VetWeRx who you can count on. Guilty of spoiling our patients, Jade's care for the pets is truly genuine and necessary to ensure the safety and comfort for the VetWeRx environment. As a child with passion to raise and care for animals, Hobbies included watching discovery channel, animal planet and reading National Geographic for days on end. After High School, She pursued other ways to experience the gift of being a caregiver for both wild and domestic life by volunteering as a Junior Naturalist for Clearwater Nature Center, Being a pack leader at a special dog daycare and soon after becoming a member of the VetWeRx Family. In Her free time, Jade enjoys Scary movies, many genres of music, and games with friends.

Stephen Taylor


Stephen has loved animals since the age of 5. Learning everything he could from books, animal planet, Documentaries, and the internet. He volunteered at Clear Water Nature Center where he Clean cages, handle animals and learned more about reptiles, exotic birds, and aquatic animals. Stephen attended Oxon Hill High School then moved on to graduate from Friendly High school To pursue a further career in the vet field.

Al Wells


Al literally helped build Vetwerx! Since the doors opened in July of 2014, he has enjoyed every minute and has been a veterinary technician since 1996. He has also worked in shelters and with rescue organizations. In his spare time, he attends church, enjoys music, and spends lots of time with family. His past and present pet family includes sugar gliders, ferrets, fish, lizards, snakes, spiders, cats, dogs, rabbits, mice, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Al's two loves in life are people and animals.

Hellen Ortega


Hellen J. Ortega is one of our Vet Tech Assistants here at Vetwerx Animal Hospital. Hellen started working here back in December 2015, while completing an Externship for her Vet Tech Assistant Certification. Hellen has been with us since then and completely enjoys working with all the dogs and cats that walk through the doors of Vetwerx's animal hospital. Hellen is currently attending school to study Natural Science, but Hellen's main goal in life is to become a Wildlife Biologist. Hellen's favorite hobby to do is sit down on the couch and pet her sweet little Beagle, Leo.


  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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