Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
More than 1,800 veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the United States and Canada have signed on to participate in a new telehealth platform from Vetster.
The Toronto company’s service allows pet owners to schedule an online consultation with a nearby veterinary professional. Video, chat and voice-enabled appointments are offered.
“The platform’s filters allow consumers to sort through vets and technicians that are in their area with availability that fits their needs and budget, including 24/7 appointment access,” Vetster reported.
The cost of an appointment made in the United States starts at $40 for access to a veterinary technician and $50 to a veterinarian, according to the Vetster website.
The company’s co-founders are entrepreneurs Mark Bordo and Regan Johnson. The medical director is former Ontario practice owner Sarah Machell, DVM.
“Vetster fills a gap within the industry, enhancing and expanding the health care experience for both pets and their owners through the use of telehealth,” said Bordo, who serves as CEO. “Our platform changes the way people think about pet care and has become a simple solution for all pets’ needs.
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