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.


  • Winter Dangers for Pets

    Image of a dog sniffing plates of food left out on a table. Winter is a time of cold weather festivals, holiday parties, and changing weather. For pets and pet owners, this season can bring its own unique set of challenges and hazards. Keeping your pet safe during this time of year will require some ...

    Read More
  • Traveling with Pets

    Image of a seatbelt strap securing a pet carrier in a car. According to a survey of pet owners by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), more than 53% of dog and cats will travel with their owners. With the upcoming busy travel season, what are the best ways of traveling with your best friend? It ...

    Read More
  • Strange Things in Pets' Stomachs

    X-ray image of random items in a dog's stomach. Ask your family veterinarian to talk about what he or she has found inside the stomachs of dogs and you will be in for an afternoon of stories. For a variety of reasons, our canine pets seem to enjoy gobbling up the oddest things! Recently, a leading manufacturer ...

    Read More
  • Bred Specific Rescue Groups

    Image of two women petting a large dog in a kitchen. Many dog owners admire the unique looks and personalities of purebreds, but also worry about the fate of millions of pets euthanized each year. What many people don't realize is that there are specific breed rescue organizations for almost every breed ...

    Read More
  • Puppies and Kittens as Holiday Gifts?

    Image of puppies sitting in a room. Christmas time advertisements often picture a happy family with a bright eyed, ribbon adorned puppy licking the children's faces. But, is giving a pet as a gift likely to create a winter wonderland or a potential blue Christmas? It may be an honored and even adorable ...

    Read More
  • Pet-Friendly Exercises Offer Benefits for Both You and Your Pet

    Looking for a devoted workout partner? Consider exercising with your pet. ...

    Read More
  • Pet Proofing Your Home

    Image of a woman, her toddler daughter, and their dog. Your home is a haven and a place of safety for you and for your pet. But, inside every house are poisons, dangers, and hazards that can injure your dog or cat. Here are some helpful tips to help keep your pet safe and out of the emergency room! According ...

    Read More
  • Pet Internet Sources

    Image of woman on a laptop. We live in an age of almost instantaneous information. 24-hour news stations, talk radio, and the Internet have revolutionized the way we think and educate ourselves. It is easier than ever to research a topic and make decisions about almost any subject, even the medical ...

    Read More
  • People Food for Pets

    Image of dog sitting by a person's feet. On a low carb diet? Planning on sharing some of those low calorie dessert treats with your canine friends? STOP! That sugar-free snack you think is good for you and your dog could actually send you to the veterinarian The sugar substitute, Xylitol, has ...

    Read More
  • Online Pet Pharmacies - Saving Money or Risk to Your Pets?

    Image of hands holding a cat. Their ads promise to save you lots of money and even "a stressful trip to the veterinarian". You are encouraged by slick video and professional announcers to purchase flea medications, pain relief drugs and even heartworm prevention all from the comfort of your living room ...

    Read More