Wouldn't it be a breeze to simply schedule a video call and get expert veterinary advice without leaving your home? Telemedicine offers that convenience! It's as simple as using an app that you can download on your mobile device or desktop. Ali’i Animal Hospital lives and breathes comfort and consideration for our clients and is proud to offer this advanced service.
Before You Use Telemedicine
If you’re interested in taking advantage of this technology, there are a few things you’ll need to consider:
- Are you a current client? In order for telemedicine to have the greatest benefit to your pet, we need to establish a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR). This ensures that we have sufficient knowledge of your pet and their health condition to offer the best level of personalized care via telehealth.
- Telemedicine does NOT replace annual wellness visits. Annual (or semi-annual) wellness visits are still crucial to your pet’s health. A physical exam, appropriate blood work, and all the diagnostic capabilities available to us in the hospital simply cannot be replaced by a virtual appointment.
How to Get Started
We offer veterinary telemedicine through our desktop/mobile app. You can visit the app store and download it from there. Once you do, you’ll be asked to create an account and add a payment method. After you’ve completed your profile, you’ll be able to schedule a telemedicine appointment with us! When you request an appointment, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your time.
App Coming Soon
Situations that Benefit from Telemedicine
Here are some examples where we use telemedicine:
- Post-operative follow-up
- Assessing a change in behavior
- Examining skin conditions
- Checking in after a new treatment/diet/supplement has been implemented
- Assessing a change in stool or urinary movements
- Simply asking us a question!
This technology is most useful for the everyday general health questions you have about your pet. Whether it’s a slight change in behavior you’re not sure about or a strange limping that just started happening after a romp outside, telemedicine can help us determine if your pet needs further medical care.