Animal health monitoring solution launches PiMS partnership integration

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Partnership with Vetspire will automatically capture patient vital signs from Mella Pet Care hardware

Mella Vetspire partnership

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Mella Pet Care, a health monitoring solution provider for veterinarians and pet owners, has announced a key partnership integration with practice management system (PiMS) provider Vetspire. Using their existing workflows, veterinarians can now integrate Vetspire and other PiMS with the Mella Pet Care desktop app to instantly collect vital signs from Mella devices.1

Through a user-friendly interface, the Mella Desktop App can automatically pull patient records, vital sign history and other critical data—removing the need for manual data entry. The veterinarian’s computer doesn’t even need to be in the same room as the Mella hardware, according to the company. Mella offers 4 devices measuring axillary body temperature, body mass index, and otheressential health data in dogs and cats.1

“We understand the current frustration that veterinary practices face when dealing with multiple hardware and software platforms that don’t communicate with their existing PiMS,” Anya Babbitt, CEO of Mella Pet Care, said in a news release.1 “This new seamless integration allows practices to focus on what they do best — provide exceptional care to their furry patients.”

Mella Pet Care is a startup based in Chicago, Illinois, with products that include a body fat analyzer, a chip reader, pulse oximeter, and an axillary thermometer.1 In a 2023 study, researchers at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse found that treating dogs and cats with underarm thermometers like the Mella Pro “significantly” decreases procedure and handling time compared to conventional rectal thermometers.2

"Less handling and shorter procedures decreases animal stress and increases owner satisfaction," Cord Brundage, DVM, PhD, MS, who led the study conducted by the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, said in a news release.2 "From a veterinary standpoint, animals that are less stressed do better, feel better and heal better. Any effort we can make to minimize animal handling and procedure time is a win all around."

Vetspire is a cloud-based veterinary software based in Austin, Texas, that is designed to make workflows easier and more modern for veterinarians and their care teams. “Thanks to our integration with Mella, medical staff will spend less time writing notes and more time with our beloved pets,” Cath Colton-Rhoads, senior director of product, Vetspire, said in a news release.1

Along with Vetspire, other PiMS integrating with the Mella app include Covetrus, ezyVet, Digitail, Rhapsody, Shepherd, NaVetor, and DaySmart, which enables thousands of practices to spend more time on patient care. The Mella desktop app helps veterinary practices simplify their workflows, reduce errors, and improve efficiency, according to the company.1

The app is available for download on Windows and Mac operating systems. Subscriptions are available for $15 per month or $90 per year.1

References

  1. Mella Pet Care launches integration to send real-time vitals data to Vetspire. News release. Mella Pet Care. June 11, 2024.
  2. Underarm pet thermometers faster than rectal, need less restraint, finds University of Wisconsin study. News release. Mella Pet Care. August 14, 2023. Accessed June 10, 2024. https://www.mella.ai/post/underarm-pet-thermometers-faster-than-rectal-need-less-restraint-finds-university-of-wisconsin

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