FirstVet the startup which provides pet owners with on-demand video consultations with local, qualified veterinarians, today announces its partnership with Itch (www.itchpet.com), the UK’s leading pet health and well-being subscription service that delivers tailored well-being products to pet owners.
From today, as a benefit of being an Itch customer, pet owners will be able to book free video vet appointments via their smartphones and web browser, allowing them to receive expert advice from the comfort of their own home. Launched as Itch Video Vet, all visitors to the Itch website will be able to see the FirstVet offering and sign-up to a hassle-free monthly parasite protection pack to get access to the service.
Using the FirstVet app, Itch customers can speak to a vet and have their pets examined remotely, helping to avoid unnecessary vet visits and stress for pet parents and their animals. Plus, given the restrictions and challenges still presented by COVID-19, there is a growing expectation to receive on-demand video vet appointments, as many pet owners may not be able to, or indeed feel comfortable with, visiting their local veterinary clinic in-person.
A FirstVet account can be set up easily on the FirstVet app, available for free on iOS and Android, enabling users to access the video appointment service as often as is required without incurring FirstVet’s standard consultation costs.
“We are delighted to be able to offer our remote care services to the growing community of Itch subscribers” comments David Prien, FirstVet CEO & co-founder. “We are committed to helping owners keep their pets fit and healthy, so this partnership with Itch is a natural and proactive step towards ensuring that each and every one of their members has access to reliable and remote professional pet care, free of charge, whenever they need.”
Andrew Pinnington, CEO at Itch added, ‘We are thrilled to be expanding our range of pet care services to include free video vet appointments for pet owners subscribed to Itch’s parasite protection and pet well-being products. We know that being a pet owner isn’t always easy, so having access to fast, reliable, and round-the-clock care for pet owners is something we are extremely proud to be able to provide to our customers.”