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Guide to Veterinary Telemedicine Consults

Guide to Veterinary Telemedicine Consults

The veterinary profession has been rapidly adapting to meet the current challenge of Covid-19, meaning that staff are under more pressure than ever to learn new skills within a tight time-frame. Video consultation forms an essential cornerstone of the arsenal vet practices can use to maintain client loyalty, generate revenue and survive this crisis. The RCVS recommends remote consultation as a step in their Flowchart - Guidance for clinical practices during COVID-19: ‘Can I do it?’1. For those that are new to telemedicine, it is important to acknowledge that consulting via video has key differences from face-to-face consults. We have put together our top tips as a guide for vets and vet nurses to help.

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Telemedicine - making it pay in bad times and good

Telemedicine - making it pay in bad times and good

The benefits of telemedicine for vets are clear in the Covid-19 era — providing vet practice support by maintaining a revenue stream that is compatible with social distancing measures. However, there is a great case for integrating veterinary telemedicine into your practice business plan in the good times too. When the current crisis passes, here are 9 reasons why you should continue offering virtual appointments alongside your face-to-face service.

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How to manage COVID 19 and its impact on my practice?

How to manage COVID 19 and its impact on my practice?

We may only be seeing the beginning of a significant health crisis, with global impact on people’s lives and health. In parallel, we already see the impact on many industries and all over the world governments are trying to prevent or stop an economical crash. Time will tell if the current measures will be effective to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Let’s remain optimistic, and prepare for the time when normal activity will resume. It may take several weeks, possibly months, but we will get through this historic period in time that affects us all.

 

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