VVS Equine Telemedicine Referrals
NEW equine referral service designed to support equine vets during COVID-19
VVS are now offering telemedicine referrals in equine internal medicine.
During these unprecedented times brought about by COVID-19, referral may no longer be an option for a large number of equine patients that still need specialist level consultation. If you have a difficult equine case that you would normally send to a referral centre, we can help you by providing remote, specialist-level referral advice.
Simply send us a case history, any diagnostic test results and your questions and one of our team will be in touch right away. Our specialist will review all your case information and will then call you to discuss the case at a time that suits you, whether you are at home or at the clinic. You may wish to include your client in the specialist tele-consultation, and if so we can arrange a video consultation ‘horse-side’ to include your client, with you linked remotely to limit social contact. Alternatively if you prefer, we offer Specialist Written Reports for imaging studies and clinical pathology.
You will be sent a recording of the tele-consultation afterwards, so that you can refer to it as often as needed and share information seamlessly with other clinical teams, which is so important for case continuity at this time of maximum disruption. You can also rest assured that if follow-up calls or reports are required, that they will be with the same specialist, who will already be familiar with your case.
Benefits of telemedicine referral consultations:
• Stops unnecessary travel as the horse does not need to be transported to the referral centre.
• Saves owner money due to reduced cost of transport and cheaper consultation costs.
• Saves time & enables quicker access to specialist advice.
• Increased specialist access for all of your patients.
• Increased learning & understanding of your cases through in-depth discussions with our internal medicine specialist, which also serves as bespoke CPD.
• Easy to access via phone, tablet or laptop.
• Continuous case care by the primary clinician, meaning no loss of case-control or understanding of what is happening with your cases.
The VVS equine internal medicine service is being offered by Adele Williams, RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.
Adele graduated from The University of Bristol Veterinary School and completed an equine internship at The RVC, an Equine Internal Medicine residency at The University of Liverpool, and a PhD on asthma in horses at The University of Manchester.
Adele obtained her diploma in equine internal medicine in 2012 and has spent the past 16 years working in both academia and private equine practice in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. Adele is an experienced lecturer and has presented at many national and international conferences. Adele enjoys teaching and delivering veterinary training and CPD in various formats.
Adele is happy to advise on all areas of equine medicine.
CARE IN THE FACE OF COVID-19 – FREE WEBINAR
Equine Respiratory Distress – Video Triage & Management
Adele Williams, RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
To register interest in this webinar please email us on email@example.com.
GET IN TOUCH
To arrange a Specialist Advice Call or Specialist Written Report, simply complete the form below and upload any relevant clinical history, lab results, imaging etc.
Please be aware that there is a limit of eight attachments per request.
Please ensure that your client’s personal contact details are not included in the material that you send to us.
COVID-19 Pricing for Specialist Advice Call £30 (plus VAT).
COVID-19 Pricing for Specialist Written Report (imaging and clinical pathology) £40 (plus VAT).
We look forward to hearing from you.
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