December 23, 2020 Photos by: filumx/Shutterstock
The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. Even a visit to the vet can be a daunting task, as many clinics have changed how they practice. But with the awesomeness of the Internet, you don’t have to leave your home to bring your pet to the vet. Thanks to Vetster, you can make an appointment to have your pet examined by a professional online!
The Vetster Difference
The distinguishing feature you’ll find that sets Vetster apart from other vet telehealth sites is its marketplace of available veterinarians. With over 1500 licenced veterinarian professionals online (and growing by the day), you can pick a vet that suits your specifications – choose for geographical location, speciality, pet parent reviews, immediacy, or breed/type of pet. Vetster is an on-demand resource for pet parents to go to when they have questions, as well as to provide regular preventive care and wellbeing check ups. From behavioural problems, skin issues, dietary queries, wellness, and training regimes, to general pet health and more, Vetster’s vets are on call to calm your questions and concerns. And for added peace of mind, all the veterinarians registered on Vetster must undergo stringent background checks.
Ah, the joys of working at home – these days, we’re spending most of our time there. At that’s another great thing about telehealth. You get the same personal, one-on-one attention from a vet, except you’re doing it from the comfort of your own home. This is good news for pets who hate to go into the clinic. I don’t know about you, but Oscar and Zed seem to know that’s where we’re heading and start to shake as soon as we get into the car (and the shaking doesn’t stop until we’re heading back home).
Where Do You Start?
Signing up for an account on Vetster is free and easy (two attributes I’m fond of). When I started my account, all I had to do was enter a few details about yourself and where I lived. You can choose for Vetster to match you with a local qualified professional, or you can pick on yourself. Each pet will receive their own profile and medical history on Vetster. Once the appointment is over, you can have the records sent to your regular vet. When you’re ready to book, just enter your preferred date and time of appointment. And if you’re plans change and you need to reschedule, don’t worry – booking adjustments and cancellations are always free.
How Easy Is It?
To find out how easy it is to use Vetster, I decided to take the site for a spin myself. Watch as I go through the process from start to finish:
Vetster is on a mission – a mission to give pet parents access to quality pet health care at an affordable price, anytime, anywhere. That’s a lofty mission, and it’s one they succeed in providing. How do they do it? This complete, affordable, real-time pet care solution offers proactive health care for pets around the world, all at your fingertips. Thanks to sophisticated technology, pet parents can now take a proactive approach to managing their pet’s health and well-being.
Amy Tokic, Editor of Our Site , is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).