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Worried about Pet Care in a Pandemic? Vonage Powers Veterinary Telemedicine

This article was updated on May 7, 2021

With social distancing guidelines still our best strategy to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy, telehealth remains critical to providing healthcare services worldwide in response to COVID-19. And, just as we must stay on top of our health by checking in with our doctors, so do our cats and dogs and birds and snakes and rabbits! Pets are part of our families, and we want to be sure that they are getting the best care possible, while keeping ourselves and our veterinary staff safe.

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Vonage offers providers around the world the ability to bring telemedicine to veterinarians and pet owners focused on caring for animals during this time of social distancing and beyond. 

Powered by the Vonage Video API, animal healthcare businesses around the world can now launch telemedicine video consultation solutions for vets and pet owners. This kind of industry-disrupting solution allows veterinarians and pet owners to schedule appointments and communicate by video and chat. And, since Vonage APIs are quickly and easily integrated into a business’s existing solutions, veterinarians and pet owners who want to get up and running with telemedicine capabilities can do so within minutes. By incorporating the Vonage Messages API, businesses can also allow pet owners to share photos, videos and other info with a veterinarian before and during a virtual appointment to provide comprehensive service and care. 

Now more than ever, veterinary clinics must digitally transform and disrupt the old standards to continue to care for animals during this unprecedented public health crisis.  

Vonage’s APIs enable developers to easily build innovative communication experiences - from SMS to voice to video and beyond - directly into their existing applications, products and workflows. Embedding the Vonage Video API within veterinary telemedicine offerings equips veterinarians with the ability to teleconsult with pet owners and their animals through a browser or application on a PC, laptop or mobile device.

"Vonage has long been a worldwide leader in webRTC video solutions, and we are proud to power many innovative telehealth services during this extraordinary time of need," said Omar Javaid, President, Vonage API Platform Group. "It's vital for healthcare providers to safely and efficiently connect with patients in need including animals. Offering veterinary telehealth services means that healthcare professionals can reliably reach patients when they need them most."

With an ever-growing network of more than one million registered developers, the Vonage Communications Platform makes it easy for businesses to use APIs to disrupt their industries, and enable the type of business continuity, remote work, and remote delivery of services that is fundamental in today's environment. During this pandemic, the Vonage Video API is powering solutions of many of the world's essential services including telehealth, finance, education and public safety.  

Click here to find out more about Vonage’s telehealth capabilities - for humans AND their pets.

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