About the Scribenauts

We call ourselves Scribenauts because we’re like astronauts on a space mission... except our mission isn’t to explore space, it’s to cherish and protect the human-animal bond by improving the lives of the veterinary professionals who make it possible.

Ryan Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder

Described as a human golden retriever, Ryan likes to help people with technology. Ryan is an engineer by training, a founder by nature, and a lover of working hard for an important mission. Ryan started Scribenote to help his sister Katie get home on time from the clinic. 

Alina Pavel

Chief Product Officer, Co-founder

Alina graduated university with an engineering degree, but she has always been a designer at heart. She is most fulfilled when she gets to express her creative side, like when working on Scribenote. Her goal at Scribenote has always been to make it what most veterinary software isn’t: fun and friendly!

Dr. Katie Gallagher, DVM

Co-founder, Advisor, Customer Outreach

Since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016, Dr. Katie Gallagher has been practicing small animal medicine (adding in a mix of backyard poultry recently). She hopes that Scribenote can one day make the paperwork part of it non-existent!

Emily Merry

Co-founder, Advisor, Customer Outreach

Emily started at the Ontario Vet College in 2021 with a passion for medicine and change. She hopes to help veterinary medicine change for the better with a focus on quality care and quality time away from work. She looks forward to entering the industry where Scribenote is a part of everyday life!

George Fawzy

Founding Software Developer

George is always curious to solve interesting engineering problems and add to his encyclopedia of random knowledge. Ask him about any topic and he'll probably know something about it. He loves anime and playing badminton.

Sam Silverstein

Software Developer

Sam is a diligent engineer, specializing in observability and championing good code quality and best practices. He enjoys playing tennis, and he loves his handsome kitty Carter.

Liz Duong

Customer Success Coordinator

Liz values excellent customer experience and making people’s lives easier through good design and organization. She loves animals (especially penguins), video games, and playing badminton. Can you guess who her doubles partner is? 

Ayush Bhargava

Software Developer

Ayush is focused on improving AI and user interfaces for a top-notch veterinary user experience. He enjoys running, salsa dancing, and volleyball. He is also the team's snack connoisseur.

Greg Fouzie

Software Developer

Greg is dedicated to bringing his love for design and creativity to veterinary software! His interests include: playing hockey, ultimate frisbee, and building cool play structures for Panther.

Noelle Causton

Customer Success Coordinator

Noelle is passionate about animals and helping people who help animals. She has lots of experience serving customers, and wants to make the Scribenote experience as seamless as possible. When not at work, you can find her outside looking for cool rocks or flipping over logs to look for critters!

Hashem Almomani

Quality Assurance Manager

Hashem is devoted to ensuring that our product is reliable, efficient, and user friendly - while still managing to lift heavy weights over his head. When he's not busy running tests, he is studying up on engineering principles with his cat Robin.

Otto the Dog

President of Pawperations

Otto's favourite things are chasing his tail, burying his head into his food bowl, and a hearty spoonful of peanut butter every now and then. Otto tries to be as helpful as he can but is frequently distracted by squirrels.

Scribbles the Cat

Meowketing Director

Scribbles loves naps. Like, a lot. She is mostly asleep, which doesn't lend very well to doing her actual work. When she is awake, she's great at pushing paper... off the desk, that is.


Our Valued Supporter

Whether you're a customer, supporter, one of our moms or dads, or just a stranger who stumbled upon this page, we love you!

We're a vet company,
not a tech company.

Founded by a team of veterinarians, veterinary students, and engineers. Veterinary medicine is at the heart of everything we do. We're not looking to make a quick buck, we're making sure we'll be here for the long term to see veterinary medicine improve.

Scribenote's Origin Story

In 2019, Ryan got tired of seeing his sister Katie get home 2 hours late from work every night. Often, the thing keeping her late was clinical documentation. As a software developer, he thought that he could help, and started working on Scribenote. Scribenote's goal was to make clinical veterinary documentation absolutely effortless - click a button, get your notes done.

We're really passionate about this problem - we see a world where vets don't have to worry about the boring, tedious, and draining admin work on top of an already challenging profession.

You guys seem really into documentation.
What gives?

Trick question! We are really into documentation, but thats only because we want to make it go away. Our long term goal is to completely automate clinical documentation. We see a world where vet's don't have to spend an hour or two late at the clinic just to catch up on patient notes. We think that by taking the burden of clinical documentation

Why would we spend thousands of hours starting a clinical documentation software company with the end goal of making clinical documentation a thing of the past for veterinarians?