TELUS Health launches virtual care service for pets

TELUS Health, a division of TELUS Communications offering digital health solutions, has launched TELUS Health MyPet, a new virtual veterinary care app for cat and dog owners in British Columbia.

TELUS Health MyPet vets provide care for anything from nutritional management and parasite control to behavioral challenges, and can prescribe certain medications. Each consultation with a veterinarian costs $95, and for a limited time, consultations are 20% off. TELUS Health MyPet will expand to other provinces in the coming months.

As part of this launch, Trupanion is offering TELUS Health MyPet subscribers waived enrollment fees when they subscribe to a Trupanion policy.

“We believe that patient-centric, high-quality virtual care should be available to all members of our family, including our beloved dogs and cats. The launch of TELUS Health MyPet is a significant milestone in our journey to leverage our world-leading technology to not only empower Canadians to take an active role in their own health and that of their loved ones, but also to support veterinarians with the ever growing demand for pet care.” – Juggy Sihota, VP, Consumer Health, TELUS Health.

“A service like TELUS Health MyPet is a fantastic tool for pet parents to avoid long wait times at some vet clinics, and to avoid some of the extra expenses and stresses associated with in-person care for non-emergency situations. TELUS Health MyPet consultation notes can be accessed within the app and medical records can be shared with regular family veterinarians to ensure seamless continuity of care.” – Dr. Ko Arman, lead veterinarian, TELUS Health MyPet.