As technology advances, healthcare does too, and telemedicine has arrived as a new, convenient way to care for the health of your pets. Telemedicine at TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic enhances our traditional veterinary services by expediting and improving communication, diagnosis, and treatment, in addition to facilitating follow-up observation, scheduling, client education, and more.

What Is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine has historically been an innovative part of human medicine well before smartphones had been introduced to the market. That said, the virtual care movement is in full swing given the rise and advancement in mobile technology. We can now access care in veterinary medicine quite seamlessly through virtual care apps, which enable you to connect with your veterinarian from the comfort of your own home or workplace. It saves you a trip to the vet and provides the peace of mind and convenience that a pet parent is looking for in the modern-day veterinary practice. Rather than calling the clinic phone or emailing your vet a question about your pet, you can now engage in a video call or chat with your vet from the Anipanion app. If anything is concerning you, the Anipanion app will serve as a communication bridge to help you address any issues that may come up for your furry loved one. This next-generation virtual care platform will help your veterinary team gain more clarity to assess your pet’s condition and empower them to offer you the best advice possible.

Are All Pets Eligible for Telemedicine?

When it comes to enhancing and improving patient care, the AVMA encourages veterinarians to make the best use of technology possible, while still maintaining high-quality, safe, responsible veterinary practices. In order to do so, the AVMA permits veterinarians to practice telemedicine inside their veterinary license’s issuing state. Except in the event of an emergency, veterinarians are only allowed to provide patient-specific advice, treatments, or dietary recommendations via telemedicine for patients with whom they have an established veterinarian-client patient relationship (VCPR).
This means TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic can conveniently provide telemedicine via electronic communication to all of our established patients. Whether your pet needs a follow-up observation or a refilled prescription, our veterinarian can help over the phone, by email, or using an online video chat.

State-of-the-Art Pet Care at TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic

At TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic, we offer telemedicine services to our patients on a case-by-case basis to make wellness, follow-up appointments, and sick pet care convenient and stress-free. Depending on your pet’s specific condition, we might still recommend an in-office appointment, especially if lab tests are required to reach a definitive diagnosis.
Pet patients of TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic in Houston enjoy state-of-the-art health care. From wellness checks and follow-ups to advice in emergency situations, our veterinarian ensures your pets receive the care they need when they need it — whether you’re able to bring them into the clinic or not.
With telemedicine available for all of our regular patients and emergencies, you can access a professional opinion and advice from almost anywhere. For more information about our telemedicine services or to schedule an appointment to establish your pet’s VCPR with TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic, contact our office today.