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 is kind of like a veterinary house call, without the veterinarian actually visiting you and your pet at home. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) defines telemedicine as any form of patient-specific medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or prescription medications given or facilitated by means of an electronic form of communication, like email, over the phone, or with a video chat.
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.