The current context has forced the adoption of new ways of practicing veterinary medicine with little opportunity to train, prepare or establish best practices. In this webinar we will explore the why, the what and, importantly, the how of veterinary telemedicine. We will discuss the appropriate extent of digitalisation in the veterinary context, the essentials and the nice-to-haves in the veterinary tele-toolkit, and work through specific veterinary telemedicine case studies. All of this will be informed by key insights and best practices from the thousands of veterinary virtual care interactions that have taken place on the PetsApp platform.
Speaker Bio: Dr Thom Jenkins MA VetMB MRCVS - Thom is the CEO and Co-founder of PetsApp, a leading telemedicine and digital client communication platform for veterinary clinics. Thom is a qualified vet and has served as Chief Operating Officer of veterinary groups both in Asia and the UK.
Due to current circumstances - pet owners are spending more time with their pets, increasing the likelihood that they will spot the subtle signs of osteoarthritis. Yet in adherence to recent RCVS guidelines to reduce in-clinic footfall, non-urgent checks are inhibited in current circumstances. As vets continue to serve as their clients’ trusted advisors when it comes to pet mobility, Duncan & John will explore how best to stage arthritis in teleconsultations. This session will consider appropriate treatment options that are in the best interests of both the pet and the veterinary practice.
John's Bio:John Innes is an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (orthopaedics) and is Chief Veterinary Officer for CVS Group plc in the UK. Formerly professor of surgery at University of Liverpool (2001-2013). He has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of orthopaedics and arthritis. He is former chair of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (BSAVA) Scientific Committee and, in 2005, received the BSAVA’s ‘Simon Award’ for ‘outstanding contributions to small animal surgery’.
Duncan's Bio: Dr. Lascelles is Professor in Small Animal Surgery and Pain Management at North Carolina State University. His research program (Translational Research in Pain [TRiP]) develops methods to measure pain associated with spontaneous disease in animals, and seeks to understand the underlying neurobiology. His work improves pain control in companion animals, and facilitates analgesic development in human medicine.