Tom Garg, VMD
Dr. Tom Garg grew up in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He developed an interest in emergency medicine soon after graduation and has been working in emergency practice since 1999. He has a special interest and is skilled in emergency surgery.
Dr. Garg is very interested in developing ways to expand the use of technology in veterinary medicine to improve the quality of care that patients receive. He is the lead software developer for Innovative Veterinary Software Solutions, a company which designs software specifically for specialty practices. The software is focused on communication and is designed to enhance communication with clients and referring veterinarians. The ultimate goal of the software is to enhance patient care by allowing doctors to spend less time on record keeping and more time focused on patients.
Dr. Garg is an active member of the veterinary community. He currently serves as chair of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee. He has also served PVMA as a Trustee, chair of the Animal Cruelty Legislation subcommittee, chair of the Delivery of Veterinary Services Taskforce, and as a member of the Technology Taskforce.
Dr. Garg serves as the chair of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation’s project known as Henry’s Helping Paw Fund. Through partnership with Meals on Wheel, Senior Centers, and the Chester County Food Bank, the project delivers pet food to homebound seniors and disabled persons who are unable to take advantage of more traditional pet food banks. Evidence has clearly demonstrated the degree to which many seniors are dependent on their pets for both their psychological and physical well-being. By ensuring that seniors do not have to worry about the cost of pet food, the project helps protect the relationship that exists between seniors and their pets. Henry’s Helping Paw Fund is named for ‘Henry’ Dinniman, a special dog who was the friend of State Senator Andy Dinniman and a patient of Dr. Garg.