Monday, May 4, 2015

One Call Paw Care #VetOnDemand

Our dogs can't tell us where it hurts.
  How many times has your pet gotten sick on the weekends or after your veterinarian’s office has closed?  It seems as if mine schedule upset stomachs or unexplained limps at exactly those times.  In the past, your choices were limited to emergency vet clinics which result in you having to go into your “emergency” funds.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could simply video chat with a trusted experienced vet on the telephone?  I am excited to tell you there is an app for that!  It's One Paw Call Care.
   Vet on Demand™ is a brand new iPhone App for pet parents that will allow affordable access to some of the nation’s top veterinarians.  The fact is the United States is home to 80 million families with about 150 million cats and dogs.  Yet one in four of those can’t afford
veterinary care.  Others live in areas where they have to travel long distances to get their pet to the vet’s office.  This app was created after an experience with a German Shepherd named Bailey who was suffering from hip issues.  Bailey’s owner didn’t like the idea of stressing her out by transporting her to their vet’s office.  It was another case of necessity being the mother of invention.  Luckily, we can all benefit from it.
   When you use Vet on Demand’s Interactive Care Platform™, you’ll receive real-time reliable health advice.  You speak face-to-face with the veterinarian and can show them your pet via the iPhone.  This app is able to solve three problems that keep many pets from receiving the care they need.  The predictable cost is a major plus in my opinion.  How many times did you almost need medical care for yourself after receiving the bill for your vet office visit?  They have competitive prices at $2.50 per minute.  A ten-minute call will be $25.  If you compare that to the hassle and expense of carrying your sick pet to the vet, I think you’ll agree that is a great price.  I’d love to have a $25 office visit for Bentley and Pierre! Improved Convenience means you don’t have to take half a day from work to sit in the vet’s office for what will probably be a ten-minute check-up.
  Now that you have some of the details about Vet on Demand, let me tell you
Vet on Demand allows you access to
vet care when you're away from home.
about my personal experience.  My phone call appointment was scheduled for the purpose of this review.  I filled out my profile along with Bentley’s information.  In a matter of minutes, I was live video chatting with Dr. Joyce Gerardi.  Since I knew that I was going to have an appointment, I had written down my questions and the medications Bentley is currently taking.  It was the first conversation that I’ve ever had with a holistic vet and I found her very interesting.  She looked inside of Bentley’s ears through the video conferencing.  I asked her opinion on the myringotomy procedure we were considering.  After she explained the effects of hot and cool proteins on a dog’s allergies, we have decided to take all hot proteins out of Bentley’s diet.  I believe this will help his allergies and eliminate the need for the surgery.  She also provided the titles of several books that might be of interest to me. 
   Vet on Demand is brand new and they have so many fantastic things coming.  An Android version will be available in the next few months, the Apple iPad version will be ready within the next sixty days, and a Google Chrome web version will let you connect through your computer by late summer.  They will also have enhanced features such as treating equine, livestock, small animals, birds, as well as exotic pets.
  The great services available today are video chatting, individual pet profiles, call history along with the call notes, rate your experience/vet, share with friends, a referral reward program, and you can save your favorite vets. I can honestly say that I have already recommended Vet on Demand to many of my pet parent friends.  The app is user-friendly, the veterinarians are awesome, I learned a valuable weapon in fighting Bentley’s allergies, and I never left the comfort of my living room.  My iPhone will always have the Vet on Demand app for my peace of mind and my dogs’ welfare. 
  You can get more facts here.  Join Vet on Demand’s Facebook and Twitter to learn the latest advancements and if you are a veterinarian that is interested in joining the Vet on Demand team, click here.


  1. This is really really cool! I don't have any Apple stuff... android only unfortunately. Also pretty cool she mentioned the hot/cold proteins to you. Always found that stuff very interesting.

  2. Having a vet in my pocket is a pet travelers dream come true! No excuses not consult a veterinarian is exactly what all pets and their people need.

  3. This is a awesome resource to have on hand for all of our dock diving trips! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. This sure is cool! We do have Apple items!!!

  5. Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing! I will definitely purchase this and use it! You are right, health issues always come up after five and/or on Sundays or holidays.

  6. Sounds like a great idea but we really wonder how many people (or the vets) could keep it to a ten minute consult - we are thinking the average call would probably be about 20 minutes and that's a $100. But even a $100 isn't a lot for the peace of mind something like this would bring when we have a sick baby during the night or on weekends. It's a pity we have to wait so long for the android version

  7. WHAT????? No NEWS Report today???? OH... well THIS Vet App is NEW so we guess that counts... butt we miss the Weather report... LOL

  8. This is fantastic news. With nine pups here, that app will provide a better sense of well being. Can't wait until it's available for the Android!

  9. Oh wow, this is pretty cool! I have android, so I can't get it, but will share though.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. Very cool since mom is convinced I do iron purpose
    Lily & Edward

  11. I can't wait to use this app and I have just the think I want to talk about! Thanks for the great and informative view!

  12. Interesting idea. I was shocked, though, that your newscast wasn't up today :)

  13. Very interesting! We are lucky that our vet has an emergency number we can call. They take turns being on call.
    But yes it seems things tend to happen on the weekend
    Mr bailey, Hazel & mabel

  14. What a great thing.....after hours pet care is so lacking....been down that road.....gonna write this info soon as the android version comes out we will have it!

    The Mad Scots Peeps

  15. That would be a good app to have. Wait, where is the newscast?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Tomorrow the Blogville Barkers debut in their furst practice!

  16. This sounds like a really useful service!

  17. Thanks for sharing this, I haven't heard of it before.

  18. This sounds great, and I'm glad to hear it will be available on Android eventually. Our vet is pretty good about being available at all times but you just never know when this could be needed anyway. Is the app itself free, and you only pay if you use the service?
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  19. What a great service, I love this! My Husky is Always getting injured or sick.... while we are travelling! Last time we had to search for a vet somewhere in Ohio as we were passing through! Ugh. Thanks for a great post. Sharing.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  20. Sounds like you had a great experience with Dr. Joyce! We've been reading about hot and cool proteins lately and would love to learn more! And we know what you mean about timing... if someone is going to be feeling out of sorts around here, they usually wait until Saturday night or Sunday!


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