Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
MyPetDoc, a voice app designed to answer pet health questions, can be accessed on Google Assistant-enabled devices weeks after its release on Amazon Alexa.
The app uses artificial intelligence to hold a conversation with pet owners and can connect them with a live veterinarian for a consultation.
“Every month, 3 million people spend time searching the internet for answers to pet-related concerns,” said Cal Lai, CEO and president of app developer Vet24seven. “With pet owners increasingly choosing to search using voice, MyPetDoc provides an opportunity for them to hold two-way dialogue and get veterinarian-backed answers when they are worried about their pet’s health or behavior.”
Google Assistant-enabled devices include Google Home smart speakers, smart TVs and Android cell phones.
MyPetDoc addresses questions about dogs and cats. The knowledge base will be expanded by year’s end to cover small mammals, fish, exotics, birds and horses, Lai said.