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Telemedicine is a subcategory of telehealth that involves use of a tool to exchange medical information electronically from one site to another to improve a patient's clinical health status. Examples include using Skype or a mobile app to communicate with a client and visually observe the patient for a post-operative follow-up examination and discussion. Telemedicine is a tool of practice, not a separate discipline within the profession. The appropriate application of telemedicine can enhance animal care by facilitating communication, diagnostics, treatments, client education, scheduling, and other tasks. Practitioners must comply with laws and regulations in the state in which they are licensed to practice veterinary medicine. Telemedicine may only be conducted within an existing veterinarian-client-patient relationship, with the exception for advice given in an emergency care situation until a patient can be seen by or transported to a veterinarian. 

For general health concerns for both dogs and cats, please follow this link to set up a consult with our veterinarian:

https://vetster.com/en-us/p/jennifer-rouse-havertown-pa-0579554

For conditions relating to sports medicine, rehabilitation medicine, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy or alternative spay/neuter options, simply use the widget at the lower right hand corner of the screen to contact us directly!


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