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Essentials PetCare Telemedicine Plus™

Essentials PetCare is now offering telemedicine services to existing patients!

EPC Telemedicine Plus™

While our clinics remain temporarily closed in the interest of public health, on 5/6/2020, we launched a new service to help our existing patients. With our mission to make veterinary care as convenient and accessible as possible, we’re excited to make Telemedicine Plus™ available.

EPC’s Telemedicine Plus™ allows us to help our patients with minor illnesses and select lab testing, all while maintaining CDC social distancing recommendations! Our safe and convenient Telemedicine Plus™ visits can be conducted from the comfort of your home, with your pet by your side. If your pet is suffering from itchy skin, scratching at their ears, or experiencing some other minor illness, we would be happy to help.

Pets who have visited Essentials PetCare in the last 11 months will be eligible for our new virtual option. Qualifying pets and their owners may meet with EPC veterinarians online for all our regular minor illness packages.

Please note that vaccinations will be available when it is safe to reopen clinics to the public. We will update our website and social pages when we’re able to see pets in person again. Sign up for our newsletter to be contacted when we reopen for vaccines and for new patients.

As always, Essentials PetCare is committed to providing the best care possible, so our Telemedicine Plus™ minor illness exams include an online consultation with the doctor, PLUS some packages include a lab analysis of the area of concern. For ear, skin, GI upset and urinary packages, after having a teleconference with the doctor, we’ll ask that you drop off a sample from your pet in our lab box at the front of our clinic – with no human contact needed, of course! We’ll even provide you with easy to follow instructions and videos to help with collecting the samples.

Telemedicine Plus™ and Lab Pricing

Ear Package
Skin Package
Lameness/Limping Dogs only
Upper Respiratory Cats only
GI Upset
Intestinal Parasite Test
$35(or $25 when added-on or if a recheck)*

*those who have an available test in their Best Start Puppy or Kitten Packages pay nothing!

Schedule a Telemedicine Plus™ Visit

If your pet has visited us in-person in the past 11 months, which means there is a current veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR), and they are in need of minor illness care or an intestinal parasite test, submit your request below.

Submit a Telemedicine Plus™ Request
Notes on Telemedicine Plus™ Visits

Essentials PetCare focuses on preventative and minor illness care. We refer pets to full-service hospitals for issues that are beyond our scope of services, and we may also need to refer them for minor illnesses if their symptoms are beyond the scope of Telemedicine Plus™. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please reach out to your local full-service veterinary hospital or animal emergency hospital.

Telemedicine Plus™ will be conducted via Zoom teleconferencing, so you will need a smartphone or computer with a webcam so that the veterinarian can see you and your pets.

You will need to have an email address on file to participate in the services above as we will need to email our telemedicine consent form for a digital signature.

Payments can be submitted online via PayPal prior to visits (by credit card or debit card).

COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re now offering Telemedicine Plus™ visits for existing patients! If your pet visited Essentials PetCare in the past 11 months and needs minor illness care, an intestinal parasite test, or a refill prescription for heartworm or flea prevention while we are closed, submit a request here.

Our clinics are temporarily closed to the public due to Coronavirus – here are links to stay informed: FAQs  – Reopening Info –  Newsletter Sign-up