Telehealth startup for pets founded by NF Emma Harris marking its territory in Ontario

Jun 04, 2018

A sudden illness with Emma Harris’s dog sparked an idea that has now become such a deep passion for the entrepreneur she says “I literally wouldn’t want to do anything else”

The idea for Emma Harris’s startup began with a sick dog, specifically her sick dog, Bo. In July 2016, her yellow Labrador Retriever contracted a rare lung infection, which had Harris and her fiancée driving back and forth to a veterinary clinic over six months. Bo’s sickness cost the couple more than $10,000.

“More than half of that money could’ve been saved if we had an alternative to walking into a clinic,” Harris says in an interview from her Liberty Village company headquarters. Bo doesn’t show any signs of illness, excitedly watching our interview with his tail wagging.

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