Telehealth apps offer pet owners a way to take care of their animals at home. They provide many services including virtual visits with your established vet and general advice from other pet health experts. Start by asking your vet if they provide telehealth services. They may offer all the care your pet needs.
Do vets do telemedicine?
Yes. Veterinarians can offer clients telemedicine services as long as they have established a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) as defined in the applicable states veterinary practice act. Veterinary practice acts vary by state, so check with your state licensing board for details.
Can Online vets prescribe medication?
Virtual vets can prescribe for some conditions without running a full bank of tests. Prescribing a flea preventative or renewing a prescription for an ongoing medication (like insulin) are much easier when you dont have to spend time on an office visit.
What is PET telehealth?
Telemedicine is defined as the act of practicing medicine at a distance. Any time that a veterinarian diagnoses a condition, recommends a particular treatment, or provides a prescription without the patient in the hospital for an in-person physical examination, that veterinarian is practicing telemedicine.