Quick summary: The whole idea of telemedicine or virtual care is to make access to care more rapid, convenient, and affordable.
People had lots of options to receive virtual care for themselves, but when it comes to their pets, they ultimately had a single choice – travel with their pet to the nearest veterinary clinic and wait in a queue.
So, to eliminate this scary part of pet ownership, telemedicine has been extended to pet care.
In this blog, we will discuss the top strategies of Dutch which is a successful telemedicine veterinary platform, and will also share how we can help you build your own telemedicine for pets app.
Is the idea of telemedicine for pets really solving the problems of pet owners?
Yes, it is but to answer this question in detail, let us list out each problem pet owners are facing and how the telemedicine for pets platform solves each of those problems.
About Dutch, telemedicine for pets platform which has recently raised $20 million
Based in San Francisco and founded in 2021, this very young startup has raised $20 million at the valuation of $25 million in its series A funding round. Forerunner Ventures and Eclipse Ventures led the round.
With its team of licensed vets, Dutch offers telemedicine veterinary care to pets & their families and makes pet care more accessible, rapid and affordable.
Joe Spector founded Dutch, inspired by this personal experience. In this interview with TechCrunch, he said that he saw his brother’s dog left untreated for its anxiety issue and then he realized the real need for a digital vet care platform.
He further said in his TechCrunch interview, “Like tens of millions of other Americans, my wife and I got a pandemic puppy. Even though we’ve been using telemedicine for ourselves and our kids during the lockdowns, I realized that pretty much any interaction I would need for my new pup would require me dragging him to the vet’s office, which is not only expensive but time-consuming. It didn’t make sense that humans and even babies could chat with a doctor online and get medications prescribed, but pet parents could not. I realized there was a much-needed opportunity to create a modern form of accessible, high-quality and trustworthy veterinary care for everyday ailments.”
Dutch virtually treats almost all pet health and wellness issues including allergies and anxiety.
Planning to build telemedicine for pets platform? Here are the top 4 lessons you can learn from Dutch
Let us remind you again that Dutch has raised $20 million within the 7 months of its inception. This simply means that Dutch must be doing something uniquely that investors have put trust in it. So, let us reveal some of the strategies of Dutch which you must learn if you’re also having the same plan to build a telemedicine platform for pets.
We have multiple development opportunities for you because we are a healthcare IT company!
We’re an Ontario-based healthcare-focused IT company. Being a healthcare IT company, we have only been working on healthcare IT projects for 7+ years.
Our team includes app developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts, compliance specialists, and QA engineers.
Telemedicine is a technology we have been dealing with prior to the pandemic. Because we had acknowledged its use cases when no one was even talking about it.
And thanks to our years of experience in telemedicine, we have multiple development opportunities for you.
If you’re finding this confusing, don’t worry. We will solve your all doubts in our first discovery call!