FAVC Offers Veterinary Telemedicine!

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of veterinary telemedicine to its service roster!

In times of social isolation, veterinary telemedicine provides a safe, secure opportunity to remotely visit the veterinarian. As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Clinic is now offering video and text-based telemedicine appointments. Available 8am-8pm Monday-Sunday from the comfort of your own home, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Clinic offers the same level of service and support you’ve grown to expect in-clinic, virtually!

While we can’t administer vaccines or perform surgery via telemedicine, we can certainly provide answers, guidance, and in certain cases, diagnosis and medical prescriptions online. A few examples of appropriate use cases for telemedicine include:

My dog ate something he shouldn’t have – should I be concerned?
My cat is vomiting – what are my next steps?
I notice my puppy has loose stool – should I adjust her diet?
My dog is quite itchy and her skin seems irritated – is there anything I can do to help?
My kitten isn’t acting right, and I’m stressed out about it. Can you help?
I’m due for flea and tick medication – can you prescribe that to me?

Telemedicine is useful for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to:

  • Toxicity concerns
  • Dermatological concerns
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Flea and tick medication refills
  • Annual wellness concerns
  • Concerns related to seasonality
  • Food orders
  • Medical refills and prescriptions
  • And much more!

Connect with a member of our veterinary team today by booking an appointment at ahoctelemedicine.ca. Alternatively, you can book directly through the clinic website at animalhospitalofcambridge.com or fifthavenuevetclinic.ca. Appointments are 15 minutes in length and are $50. No download or setup is required – all you need is your smartphone or computer with a reliable internet connection!

For more information, check out ahoctelemedicine.ca.