The next best thing for a vet who comes to your home on demand has to be an On-Demand VET app. When you have a question that might not require a trip to the clinic, this is the answer you’ve been waiting for!
Let’s be honest, our pets don’t get sick at a convenient time. I swear to wait until an emergency flight is the only option and the cost associated with it makes me think I’m going to have to sell the kidney.
What’s rough is that most of these situations aren’t actually life or death, but in response to our young children looking a bit under the weather, having consumed something questionable, or developing a sudden limp. No one wants to ignore the signs, but when the vet says Chico simply ate too many treats because he’s handing me a huge bill, for me A bitter pill to swallow.
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The good news is that, at long last, a kind soul has developed an ingenious solution to this dilemma. For just $25, subscribers to the new on-demand veterinary health service get a 10-minute consultation with an actual veterinarian. You read right! You can get expert advice at a fraction of the cost of walking through the vet’s door.
For those who are likely to require multiple calls (think pet walkers, border animals, or multi-pet households), you can prepay for two, five, or ten calls per month.
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Make no mistake, this does not replace the need to ensure your pet has regular check-ups or suggest that you can ignore the more serious warning signs; It only helps you deal with these small issues that you ask for more specific advice than Dr. Google can provide.
The Vet on Demand Tele-Health app for pets is available for iOS and Android devices and is the only app to offer over 10,000 users an immediate visual component of teleconsultations. Even better, it’s available 24/7, allows you to choose your preferred vet for future contact, and maintains a call history with notes as well as digital health records. The calls usually last no more than 10 minutes and show an 85 percent success rate in terms of answering parental questions. Drop the app on the iTunes Store and Google Play.
Under the direction of its chief veterinarian, Dr. Phil Baxter, the vet group for veterinarians currently represents 16 states, but use is available for all 50 states. This service enables veterinarians to enhance relationships by increasing communication with their existing clients as well as increasing their client base.
Founders Curt and Mason Revelette, along with investor David Lindsey (founder of AmeriDoc), created Vet On Demand in May 2015 after their family fell ill and became convinced there had to be an easier way to get veterinary advice remotely. Boys, I think you’ve done it!
You can learn more about the service as well as register for the service at the Vet On Demand website.