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Telemedicine (TM) consultations are here! Video visits work great for some medical concerns, but certainly not for everything. Each pet is unique, and each medical case is different. A TM consultation will be for ONE specific problem only. In some situations, we may do a video consult, then determine that an in clinic visit, laboratory tests, or imaging through x-ray or ultrasound is ALSO needed to thoroughly assess the condition. Use the following list as a guideline as to whether a telemedicine consultation may fit the problem.
*SOME sudden onset problems of diarrhea, vomiting, upper respiratory signs, abnormal urination, limping, lumps, or itching MAY be able to be addressed through TM. Request a consult, and we’ll help to figure that out!
**SOME chronic medical conditions that the veterinarian has previously diagnosed MAY be able to be addressed through TM if there is a recent flare up of symptoms.
In general, If your pet is not eating well, is lacking normal energy, cannot walk, or has been ill more than 48 hours, an in clinic exam is needed. Trauma, bleeding, breathing problems, heart or diabetic patients need an in clinic exam!
When you request a TM consult, please give as much information as possible about the problem you want to be addressed, how long it has been going on, whether your pet is eating & drinking normally and if your pet’s energy level is normal or decreased.
***Health exam within 1 year at VVS required for telemedicine consults.
Potentially eligible Telemedicine Health Issues
The following are generally good to be handled via telemedicine consults:
- Post-surgical rechecks
- Preventative care
- Weight control
- Diet questions
- Preventative medicine and supplement questions
- Home dental care
- Hospice care
- End of life care questions
- Follow-up visits
- Specific types may be approved by your veterinarian
- Behavioral issues
- Fearful behavior
- Inter-dog aggression
- Separation Anxiety
- Cooperative Care