Local animal practice offering drive-up telehealth appointments during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 18, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — One Hampton Roads business is helping serve pet owners amid the coronavirus crisis.

Animal Vision Center of Virginia is now offering drive-up telehealth appointments. Many of the practice's patients - mostly cats and dogs - are being seen for eye conditions that require several stages of follow-up appointments, so it began offering the service on Tuesday.

Pet parents simply call the front desk when they arrive, and a veterinary technician comes out to carry the pet from the car to the clinic.

If you choose to do an appointment by phone, staff gathers a complete history on the pet’s progress, and the owner can be “present” for the entire exam via live video or voice telemedicine phone conferencing.

The pet parent is then given a complete rundown of their furry friend’s condition via phone - all without leaving the car.

Additionally, existing and referred clients can take advantage of the clinic’s remote telemedicine consultations. Using the TeleVet mobile app, they can participate in a two-way consultation appointment in real time from their home.

Animal Vision Center of Virginia is owned and operated by Dr. Heather Brookshire. You can find the animal opthalmic care practice on Old Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach.

Click here to learn more about other steps the practice is taking during the coronavirus pandemic.

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