Vester Raises $12.25M in Funding


Vester, a Toronto, Canada-based virtual veterinary and pet care marketplace company, raised $12.25M in funding.

The round was led by Whitecap Venture Partners with participation from Brightspark Ventures, Hedgewood and angels including Wealthsimple’s Michael Katchen and Leen Li, Robert Halpern, and Jeff Fettes.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth and expand its offering and services into new regions including the UK, Australia, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Led by Mark Bordo, CEO and CoFounder, and Regan Johnson, CTO and CoFounder, Vetster is a comprehensive virtual veterinary and pet care marketplace offering preventative and urgent care services. Since its launch in November 2020, the company Vetster has established its marketplace across the US and Canada enabling pet owners to find, book and pay for veterinary services via video and audio calls to enhance the virtual appointment experience.