Virtual Vets Are On The Rise
8 September 20
If you have a pet, you probably know how stressful those veterinary clinic trips can get. Unfortunately, going to the vet is inevitable. Well, it was until now.
Before COVID-19, pet owners only had two options: going to the vet and dealing with the guilt of seeing their pets upset or turning to Dr. Google which could potentially lead to delayed care or even emergency visits. Now, a new option is on the rise – virtual vets.
Due to the global pandemic, businesses all around the world are trying to minimize social contact, one of these businesses is veterinary clinics. With the intention to minimize in-person veterinary examinations, companies like Airvet are offering on-demand virtual services instead, where pet owners can chat with veterinarians in real-time from the comfort of their own home.
While some examinations and services can only be done in person, telemedicine still opens up a lot of opportunities for pet owners around the world. Instead of turning to Google in the middle of the night, they can text, chat, or video with veterinarians, while saving the stressful trip to the clinic. Pet owners with primary veterinarians can even get prescriptions written out through this service, while those without primary vets will still be provided general medical advice.
Plus, this whole new trend of virtual vets is only now on the rise, therefore, the growing market is full of opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs.