PawSquad Rescues U.K. Pet Owners From High Vet Bills
PawSquad is a new online service offering U.K. pet owners veterinary consultations via their laptops or smartphones in the comfort of their own homes with their pets by their side.
Called “Skype for pets,” PawSquad is a first-of-its-kind service according to a DailyMail.com article.
The online consultations cost 50 percent or more less than in-person visits to a brick-and-mortar veterinary clinic, not to mentioned savings in gas and time.
The new service is not intended to replace the traditional veterinary clinic, Diwaker Singh, chairman and co-founder of PawSquad, told the Daily Mail.
Instead, PawSquad helps unencumber veterinarians by taking on much of the triage and non-critical work that can back-up surgeries.
PawSquad will be operational from 6 a.m. to midnight and rely on registered veterinarians credentialed by the Royal Veterinary College in London.
The way it works is pet owners submit basic information about their pet and the reason for the consultation before holding a video conference with the scheduled online veterinarian who walks them through a basic diagnosis of their pet.
In addition to Singh, PawSquad’s other founders include Radu Georgescu and Francesco Cardoletti.
The new service is currently only available in the U.K., but PawSquad is planning on expanding internationally.