About Johnathon Goltz
Owner/Mini Pig Hoof Trimmer
Johnathon is the mini pig farrier known as “Uncle John” to every pig he works with. Originally from Wisconsin, John joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Hood for nine years. John has a long history working with livestock of many species at a young age. His formal education includes degrees in Agriculture and Horticulture. Above all, John has hundreds of hours of research and development of the pig hoof trimming trade. Johnathon is the inventor and fabricator of The Mini Pig Rig ™ our patented pig holding device used for hoof trimming and veterinary exams without the need for sedating. John has worked countless hours toward improving the miniature pig industry, and is currently finishing his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with a discipline in Range Management at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He aims to personally train professional teams and confident owners willing to learn how to maintain their pigs' hooves to relieve the demand.
John also creates intentional home and office decor. Check out The Twisted Woodland to learn more. In addition, his other interests include film and digital photography, carpentry, organic gardening, and long naps.
About Katelyn Goltz
Katelyn has worn many hats for The Mini Pig Farrier’s operations over the years. Her family’s entrepreneurial background helped instill the importance of ethics, self-motivation, and organization. In short, Katelyn has worked in varying animal industries to include grooming, animal boarding, and veterinarian services. The first pig Katelyn had ever seen in person, however, was the first pig she and John trimmed together. Most clients talk to Katelyn as the social media manager. Kate pieces John’s hoof trimming expertise into smoothly flowing blogs, videos, and course material. She believes education should be available to those ready, willing, and hungry to learn.
Katelyn is a Multiple Sclerosis advocate, fusion bellydancer, and also attending Tarleton State University for Dietetics (Nutrition Science) with a long term goal of becoming an Acupuncturist.
About The Mini Pig Farrier
The Mini Pig Farrier is a Veteran owned small business based out of Central Texas. USA. Founded with the mission to improve the quality of life of mini pigs, TMPF became a household name overnight. John's signature pig handling and hoof trimming skills paired with Katelyn's customer service and route organization, The Mini Pig Farrier scheduled routes across the USA from 2018 - 2020. After Kate's unexpected Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis, they went on hiatus and began trimming locally to Central Texas from 2021-2022. Now, TMPF is turning their energy toward building online and in-person training courses for pig parents and professionals interested in furthering their hoof care skills for miniature pigs.
All pig hoof trimming tool choices, skills, methods, and techniques are from The Mini Pig Farrier’s own findings and trials throughout our specialization in working on solely miniature pig hooves. Some have attempted, however, no pig hoof trimmer holds the same standard, ethics, and quality of work in the industry as The Mini Pig Farrier ™. In conclusion, choosing The Mini Pig Farrier to learn more about pig hoof care provides a better quality of life for your pig. Not to mention, you are supporting a Veteran owned small business built on transparency, integrity, and compassion.