Technology makes it possible. We make it sustainable
Veterinarians are very good at telemedicine and have offered it for over 100 years. Before the advent of the smartphone, most telemedicine was via the telephone. It was a valuable service to provide care over long distances, but was only useful for general advice and the evaluation of problems that could be recognized via audio (cough) interpretation or the accurate description of the owner. In short, telemedicine was very limited. Now with the introduction of smartphones, everything has changed.