What is veterinary telemedicine?
Veterinary telemedicine is a tool that allows veterinary professionals to communicate with existing patients electronically to relay medical information about their pet’s health status.
How can veterinary telemedicine improve the health of pets and animals?
Veterinary telemedicine can be utilized during initial consultations and follow-up examinations to observe the animal’s appearance and behavior, ensuring they’re receiving quality care.
What does a virtual vet do during a visit?
A virtual veterinarian can observe a patient’s appearance and behavior, advising on minor concerns that don’t require an in-person visit. Telemedicine can also be used for an appointment follow-up.
How can adding a certificate in veterinary telehealth improve my career or veterinary skills?
The certificate program can provide you with the skills necessary to understand and utilize telehealth services and technology to improve quality of care for your clients and patients. These services can help with managing an influx of clients if there are team members who are fluent in telemedicine and can facilitate some appointments virtually. This program can also help veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants meet CE requirements, depending on state of employment.
What will I learn while earning my certificate in veterinary telemedicine?
Topics covered in Penn Foster's Veterinary Team Telehealth Career Certificate program include legal regulations, effective communication, teletriage, emergencies in teletriage, and workflows.