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).
Common orthopedic surgeries requested here at Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital are related to torn or partially torn cruciate ligaments in the dog. This ligament is similar to the ACL ligament in humans. Other times our pets may have bone fractures requiring immediate intervention. Our veterinarians are able to provide consultations and treatment plans, even on an emergency basis, in order to get your pet the best clinical outcome possible.
In the event of advanced orthopedic surgeries, we have partnered with specialty hospitals in and surrounding Mandeville to get your pet the fastest referral possible. If your pet needs an orthopedic surgery, please contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.