Veterinary Telemedicine: Remote Health Consultant for Pets

Because we’re still in the age of COVID-19, pet clinics have different policies for vet visits. If you think your pet is having a minor health issue during this time, but your soul needs some kind of reassurance from the vet without having to leave the house, you can now do that with Veterinary Telemedicine.

Veterinary Telemedicine is a veterinary medical service that’s been developed from telemedicine for humans. We can have real-time consultation about our pet’s health issue via video conference. You and your pet won’t need to step foot/paw outside of your place.

Other than reducing a trip from home to the clinic, people who live in the countryside can access veterinary medicine easier and more conveniently. Saving traveling time for both you and the vet, using only 10-20 minutes per session.

Veterinary Telemedicine is a solution for pets that have minor health issues, not in an emergency case. They should have visible symptoms as you’re showing your pet to the vet through a webcam for a medical consultation. You may be able to follow some easy first-aid instructions from the vet, or if you only need some advice you can also jump on a call or through text messages with the veterinarian.

Even though Veterinary Telemedicine is still not counted as medical treatment or an actual vet visit (not medical diagnosis) and cannot help your furry friends with emergency cases or accidents, it works well for minor cases, to release the stress and worry of a pet parent’s heart. Please continue to take your pet to the vet regularly!

This article is reviewed by the veterinarian from Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University (CUVET)

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