We all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily lives in many ways, both good and bad. But one positive thing to come out of the pandemic is that it has helped us become comfortable with using telemedicine to access our health care. We can easily chat with our doctor via video call and enjoy easy, convenient access to care. But did you know that your furry family member can also get in on the action?
Telemedicine is now easily accessible for your pet and comes with many advantages. Vetsie provides you with 24/7 access to veterinary professionals who can give you advice when you need it, all from the comfort of your own home. Maybe you are in a remote area without access to a traditional brick or mortar vet clinic, or you are homebound with your own health concerns. Telemedicine means your pet still has access to that all-important veterinary care.
The pandemic has dramatically highlighted the shortage of veterinarians and veterinary staff. This combined with the rapid growth in pet ownership during the pandemic has increased the demand for veterinary care significantly. Many pet owners are having to wait weeks for a veterinary appointment to address their concerns, leading to frustration and worry. Telemedicine allows rapid and convenient access to skilled veterinary professionals, all without leaving your home.
Unsure if your pet needs to go to the emergency clinic or can wait to be seen tomorrow? Have questions about your new puppy or kitten? Need general wellness advice or have questions about what to feed your pet? Want to discuss how to keep your senior pet comfortable during his or her golden years? Have an itchy cat or a dog with diarrhea? Veterinary telemedicine through Vetsie can help you with all that and more. And the best part is that veterinary telemedicine is not just beneficial for you – Fluffy or Fido will also reap the benefits of virtual care. Many pets find going to the vet incredibly stressful; many cat parents, in particular, avoid taking their cat to the vet because it’s so stressful for their beloved companion. Unfortunately, this means that many cats often don’t get the veterinary care they need.
While using telemedicine doesn’t mean your pet will never have to cross your vet clinic’s threshold again, it can be helpful in many cases. If your vet does determine during the telemedicine appointment that your pet needs to be seen at the clinic, your vet will have an accurate idea of which tests or treatments your pet will need before you even pull into the parking lot. This allows you to predict the cost of your pet’s treatments and have a better understanding of what your pet requires, and also helps veterinary staff to be more efficient and minimize the time your pet spends in the clinic.
There is no question – veterinary telemedicine through Vetsie helps both you and your pet, and gives you the peace of mind you need whenever you have questions about your pet’s health.