We are excited to offer our current clients the opportunity to engage in telemedicine. Telemedicine is not trying to replace visits to the hospital. Rather it’s about complementing our in hospital services and establishing a means to monitor patients and communicate with clients using the most advanced technology. Clients are always welcome to call and schedule an appointment, but we hope that our clients will appreciate the flexibility of a telemedicine consultation when appropriate.
With the advancement of technology literally putting cameras in our hands (through most cell phones) veterinary telemedicine can thrive. It saves you a trip to the vet while putting your mind at ease with quick feedback from your veterinary team. Rather than calling the clinic phone with a question about your pet, you can engage in a video call or send a picture through a chat and show your veterinarian exactly what’s concerning you. This gives us a thorough understanding of the situation, too, so we can offer you the best advice.
Response time is 1-2 hours. This is not meant to be used in an emergency.
These virtual visits are great for…
Post Surgery concerns
Follow up visit questions
Coughing & Sneezing
Chronic Care questions
Hospice/ end of life questions or concerns
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY PLEASE GO TO THE CLOSEST EMERGENCY FACILITY
How do I initiate a telemedicine consult?
Virtual Visit Pricing
Monday-Friday 6pm-10 pm
Saturday 3pm-10 pm
Sunday 9 am-10 pm
Are All Pets Eligible For Telemedicine?
When it comes to enhancing and improving patient care, the AVMA encourages veterinarians to make the best use of technology possible, while still maintaining high-quality, safe, responsible veterinary practices. In order to do so, the AVMA permits veterinarians to practice telemedicine inside their veterinary license’s issuing state. Except in the event of an emergency, veterinarians are only allowed to provide patient-specific advice, treatments, or dietary recommendations via telemedicine for patients with whom they have an established veterinarian-client patient relationship (VCPR).
Julie Wheeler D.V.M.
Dr. Julie Wheeler is originally from Champaign, IL but we don’t hold that against her! She attended undergraduate school receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Religion at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
A lifelong animal lover, Dr. Wheeler’s passion for veterinary medicine was first sparked while working with wildlife in an internship at the University of Illinois Veterinary School. She then made her way south after applying and being accepted at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.
Dr. Wheeler has been in the New Orleans area for the last 7 years. She has multiple rescue cats and you can find her walking her dogs Scout and Ruby in City Park daily. She also loves a good workout especially from hot yoga and bicycling.
Dr. Julie Wheeler is thrilled to become partner and part-owner of Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital. She is proud to be a part of a women owned practice.