How an Online Vet Can Help
We’ve all had that moment of uncertainty when it comes to our precious furbabies. The time when you’re not so sure it’s necessary to take a trip down to your local vet, but you feel you should seek professional advice.
Enter the beauty of the virtual world and digital healthcare! Here, anything is possible. Even ‘visiting’ an online veterinarian! A convenient way to have a consultation with a licensed vet for your pet at any time of the day or night from the comfort of your own home.
What happens during an online veterinarian consultation?
Speaking to an online veterinarian is very similar to face-to-face consultations in the clinic. The only exception is that they are limited to diagnostic treatments.
You will explain your pet’s symptoms to the vet, and if possible they will examine their symptoms during your video call. From there, you can get a plan for what to do next. Maybe it’s as simple as some friendly advice or a home remedy. Or if the vet feels that they need to see your pet in person, they will suggest that you need to bring your pet to the clinic in order to make a diagnosis.
Whatever the outcome of your online consultation, you can be sure to receive professional advice and care.
Benefits of online veterinarian consultations
Aside from the fact that you don’t need to leave your couch to discuss concerns about your much-loved pet, you can also be seen almost instantly. How many times have you been worried about your pet, only to hear that the next available appointment to see the vet is in three days? Or maybe the next appointment is next week! This isn’t the case with online veterinarian consultations, with little to no wait time your mind will be put at ease in no time.
Perhaps you might be enjoying a lovely family holiday with your beloved furry pal when something really starts to worry you. You might be on a secluded beach and feeling a little helpless as the nearest vet is out of reach. As long as you have a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop you basically have the vet at your fingertips.
You may also feel that most times panic strikes are generally always on a Sunday or after hours when vet clinics are way past closing. You definitely can’t pick and choose when your curious furbaby decides to eat a suspicious-looking flower bed. And Murphy’s Law is, it will happen on a Sunday evening when most vet clinics are closed.
With having an online vet on call, these timeframes aren’t relevant as online vets are available around the clock. Super convenient at 9 pm when you’re in your pajamas!
Many concerns about your pet can be quickly resolved over a phone call or online face-to-face chat. On the flip side, it may confirm that you need to take your pet to the vet urgently.
Our pets deserve nothing but the best care, and the new age world of veterinarian telehealth doesn’t compromise this at all. In all circumstances, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best advice and care. The beauty of this is that you literally have a ‘vet in your pocket’.
Keeping this in mind, it doesn’t compare to visiting your vet in person but it is a fantastic first point of call because if you need to see your vet, you will be advised just of that. Most times our concerns are simply just needing some reassurance and peace of mind, chatting to your friendly vet online will always address any worries that you may have.
Most importantly, they will treat your online consultation as seriously as they would a face-to-face consultation. Your furry best friend will always be their number one priority!