Vet On Demand, the first pet tele-health app to market, according to the company, now is available for both iOS and Android devices. The recently launched app now will be delivered to users through a subscription-based model, allowing for more convenient pet care. Vet On Demand reported that it is the only app that offers a real-time visual component to remote veterinary consultations for dogs and cats.
Via any iOS or Android device, users can subscribe to Vet On Demand, save preferred veterinarians to contact in the future, and keep a call history with notes and digital health records. The average call lasts about 10 minutes, and more than 85 percent of calls result in answers. There are 20,000 people currently using the service.
"Our goal is to offer the best app possible for pet parents and vets," said Mason Revelette, co-founder of the Santa Monica, Calif., company. "Our soft launch has been a huge success, and we are so excited to reach more people who love and care for animals like we do. We’re not looking to replace in-person veterinary visits with our consultations, but we do want to save parents from the dreaded ‘Dr. Google’ and encourage proactivity when it comes to questions about their pets’ health."
Under the direction of chief veterinary officer Dr. Phil Baxter, the collective group of veterinarians is available 24/7 and represents 16 states thus far. Users in all 50 states have access to these veterinarians and can contact them with the touch of a button when they are online. Vet On Demand enables veterinarians increased contact with their current customers as well as the ability to grow their client base. Users have the choice to be connected to any available veterinarian, or they can save their favorites and call them back any time they have a follow-up question or concern.
Subscribers can pay a $25 fee for a single-use 10-minute veterinary consultation. Repeat users can prepay for two, five or 10 calls per month. The higher subscription offer is geared toward owners of multiple pets or pet walkers and boarders who care for other people’s animals and want to have the peace of mind associated with a veterinarian that is prepaid and just a video call away.
For more information about Vet On Demand, visit vetondemand.com.