Tele-Medicine is a new technology that Veterinarians have been working on incorporating into the general practice for the last couple years. The COVID-19 pandemic provided the perfect opportunity to roll it out in full swing.
Amy Nichelason DVM, DABVP at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine says that tele-medicine is a technology that will continue to be utilized in the future. Dr. Nichelason tells me “Tele-Medicine is Basically the ability to provide remote clinical services.” This service is not only limited to our companion animals, there a tele-monitoring technologies being used in livestock animals right now.
This method of working with clients and their pets is is very flexible, it can be done by email, phone, or video call. This method is most suited for pets that need to be monitored, but physical examination is not required.
If you think that your pet is a good candidate for tele-medicine, reach out to your vet clinic and see if this is a treatment option.