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Pet Care in the Age of Telehealth (Part I)

April 28, 2021

Each year, the veterinary telehealth industry grows 20%.

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In 2020, the largest share37.2%of the global pet televet market was taken by North America.

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About two-thirds of U.S. households have pets at their homes and invest in their health and wellbeing.

Pet-Care-in-the-Age-of-Telehealth-block-3COVID-19 is pushing telemedicine into the spotlight as it can address human and animal health needs during the pandemic.

With intensifying concern around COVID-19, use of telemedicine has become an important way to protect and monitor the health of veterinary patients and veterinary teams.

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27% of pet owners delayed or avoided contacting their veterinary practice caused by COVID-19 concerns.

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The rules and laws which regulate virtual vet services insist on establishing a veterinary client/patient relationship, or VCPR.

Otherwise, the service can’t take the form of telemedicine, as it will be regarded as professional misconduct.

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What are the most popular veterinary telemedicine solutions?

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In 2020, pet telecare companies were among the fastest-growing companies in the USA.

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