Veterinarians Helping Pet Owners By Changing The Way They Work Through Telemedicine Service

By: Emma Harris - Animal Hospital of Cambridge
| Published 04/16/2020

Telemedicine: Changing The Ways Veterinarians Work
Telemedicine: Changing The Ways Veterinarians Work
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Animal Hospital Of Cambridge Launch Veterinary Telemedicine Service

Telemedicine Platform To Support Pet Owners Amid COVID-19


Pet owners can now access veterinary support through video and text-based chat from the comfort of home.

The Animal Hospital of Cambridge (AHOC), located in Cambridge, and Fifth Avenue Veterinary Clinic (FAVC), located in Orangeville, have launched a veterinary telemedicine platform to support pet owners amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This platform allows pet owners to connect with a member of AHOC’s professional veterinary team from the comfort of home, thereby eliminating any unnecessary travel in the event the veterinarian can treat the pet remotely.

“Any unnecessary travel puts undue stress on the pet, its owner, and our staff,” says Dr. Kathy Hrinivich, co-owner of AHOC and FAVC. “While we can’t conduct surgery or perform vaccines remotely, we can treat a variety of issues, concerns and questions through telemedicine, which supports the well-being of our entire community.”

AHOC and FAVC are currently providing this service to existing and new patients in the Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Orangeville and Greater Toronto Area regions, however geographic expansion is planned for the future. Clients can opt to connect via video or text-based chat. The service is currently being offered from 8am until 8pm, 7 days per week.

The launch of the service couldn’t come at a better time. In addition to eliminating unnecessary travel, the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) recently approved the utilization of telemedicine for a broad variety of functions, including diagnosis and prescription of medication, when appropriate.

“Since we opened this hospital in 2004, we’ve done everything possible to keep our clients’ best interests at the forefront. Introducing telemedicine is just another opportunity for us to uphold that commitment to our community,” says Dr. Hrinivich.

Learn More About Telemedicine At Links Below

Telemedicine appointments can be booked at ahoctelemedicine.ca or by visiting animalhospitalofcambridge.com at the links below. Appointments are a minimum of 15 minutes in length and cost $50.



About Animal Hospital of Cambridge

Owned and operated by Drs. Kathy Hrinivich and Neil Kennedy, Animal Hospital of Cambridge (AHOC) has been serving the community of Cambridge and beyond since its establishment in 2004. AHOC provides compassionate, full service general and emergency care to companion animals. A dedicated team of experienced veterinary professionals offer personalized, custom medical support to every patient who walks through its doors.

Experience it yourself by visiting AHOC at 621 Hespeler Road or by making an appointment online or by phone.

Photo below: Dr. Kathy Hrinivich, Co-owner of Animal Hospital of Cambridge

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