Virtual Vet Visits with Veterinary Telemedicine in St. Paul, MN
At St. Paul Pet Hospital, our goal is to make quality veterinary medicine as accessible as possible. With veterinary telemedicine, you can schedule virtual vet visits to discuss health concerns with one of our veterinarians. We’ll also be accepting emails for simpler requests like prescription refills, some re-checks, and general questions.
In light of the rapidly spreading coronavirus and the increased need to practice social distancing/quarantine measures, telemedicine allows you to access quality medical care for your pet while still practicing social distancing.
How to Get Started
Getting started is easy. Download the Google Duo app, which will allow for video or voice calls between our clinic Google account (email@example.com) and your mobile phone. You can also download the app on your tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. We will also ask that you provide us with the number for your mobile device that you choose to use for the appointment.
To schedule the telemedicine appointment, please call our clinic at (651) 789-6275. We’ll set up a time for a virtual vet visit during our regular office hours.
How Do Virtual Vet Visits Work?
Telemedicine allows existing clients to schedule virtual appointments with one of our doctors to discuss health concerns that may not require a trip to the veterinary clinic. Yet, not all situations are appropriate for a virtual vet visit. Here are some guidelines for when veterinary telemedicine is appropriate:
- Your pet has been seen by St. Paul Pet Hospital veterinarian in the past 18 months
- They are having issues with skin (rash, wound, lumps, itching), ear infection(s), diarrhea, coughing, or limping
- You have question or concerns about your pet’s quality of life/hospice care, behavior/anxiety concerns, or diet/nutrition recommendations
If your pet requires any medication following a telemedicine consultation, we’ll prescribe the medicine through SPPH (to be picked up during business hours), send it to you via our online pharmacy (VetSource), or we can fill it through an external pharmacy if needed.