Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Telehealth and possible impediments to its continued growth are the focus of a new Brakke Consulting study.
“The Companion Animal Veterinary Telehealth Landscape,” available for $5,500, also profiles more than 20 telehealth providers and reveals what hundreds of veterinarians and pet owners had to say in surveys.
“There are a lot of questions about veterinary telehealth, beginning with what exactly telehealth means and whether it is even permitted by the state veterinary practice acts,” said Lynn Fondon, DVM, MBA, a senior consultant with the Dallas firm.
“Most veterinarians are using teleconsulting to interact with veterinary specialists, but using telehealth platforms to interact with clients is much less common. However, pet owners are interested in using telehealth to obtain health care for their pets, so we expect demand for veterinary telehealth services to grow.”
More information is available by emailing Dr. Fondon at firstname.lastname@example.org.