This is a website for veterinary professionals to help introduce and guide you on your journey with virtual care. A network that provides the most relevant topics in Veterinary TeleHealth all in one place!
Telemedicine during the COVID 19 pandemic
I wanted to share a few thoughts in regard to starting telemedicine during this time of crisis. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE PRACTICING WITH TELEMEDICINE!!!!! However, I feel that is very important for veterinarians to do their homework first before implementing telemedicine in their practice. I recommend researching which companies are out there and decide how you want to use this modality. Do you want to just do videochats or do you want to charge for phone consultations, or do you want to implement texting/emails with videos and pictures? Lay out a plan, talk with your staff on how you want to use telemedicine, and if you need help implementing it, I suggested sending me a message or pick a company that has been doing it successfully for a while to help you. Make sure you have researched the law in your state, double check with your liability carrier to make sure you are covered, make sure you have a secure way to exchange medical information, and lastly make sure you can document all exchanges with your clients. Hope this advice helps some of you interested in starting this awesome way of communicating and servicing your clientele.
In this section you will learn about the types of electronic communication within the TeleHealth Community.
VETERINARY TELEMEDICINE REPORTS
In this section you will have access and links to the most up to date reports from our industry leading organizations.
VETERINARY STATE BOARD LINKS
You can use the links to check with your state boards practice act laws and positions on telemedicine.
Here you will find a list of everchanging telemedicine and teletriage companies.
HOW TO START YOUR RESEARCH AND QUESTIONS TO ASK
This section provides a checklist of questions to ask providers when searching for a telemedicine company to grow your business.
WAYS IN WHICH TELEMEDICINE CAN HELP GROW YOUR PRACTICE
In this section you will have a list of uses and ways this modality of virtual care can free up your days and help you grow your practice.
FDA NEW GUIDELINE FOR VETERINARY TELEMEDICINE MARCH 2020 https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-helps-facilitate-veterinary-telemedicine-during-pandemic
Remember this is a recommendation or statement that they are not looking to prosecute but you are still governed by your state on how you can practice medicine!
TIPS AND ADVICE
In this section you will be able to view a library of tips and advice to help answer some of the most common questions regarding virtual care.
Here you will find a new service, technology company, or product relative to the virtual care world that might be of interest to your needs in practice.
Dr. Crista Wallis
My name is Dr. Crista Wallis. I own and operate Monticello Animal Hospital which is a small animal and exotic animal practice in Shawnee, KS. I graduated Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. I spent 1 year on the industry side of our profession helping launch ProHeart6 while doing relief work in the Kansas City area before finding my permanent home in Shawnee, KS. I am a member of KVMA, KCVMA, AVMA, and soon to be a member of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. In my practice, I have always focused on customer service and creating an educational, preventative and innovative experience for my clients.
My passion for knowledge lead me to research telemedicine after attending the VMX Innovative tract 4 years ago. Since then I have started using and developing strategies for incorporating telemedicine in daily practice to help improve the work/life balance of myself and others in the profession. Some of my goals with this webpage are:
Move the profession forward using telemedicine in a moral and ethical manner.
Be an educator in my profession to help bridge the gap between technology (telemedicine) and practicing veterinarians.
Building helpful and productive strategies for incorporating telehealth into our practices.
Work to bond future veterinarians and teaching hospitals with practicing veterinarians with the use of teleconsulting.
Enjoy my passion of educating and sharing with others in my profession and personal life!
22026 WEST 66TH STREET
SHAWNEE, KS 66226
BUSINESS PHONE 913-422-0301