Basepaws teams up with FirstVet to alleviate veterinary practices
The partnership offers first-time customers 6 months of free access to telehealth services throughout this December in honor of National Cat Lovers Month.
It's no secret the veterinary industry has been majorly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With patient demands continually skyrocketing and staff being overworked and burned out, Basepaws—an innovator in pet health biotechnology and the creator of the first-ever at-home cat DNA test—joined forces with FirstVet—a global digital veterinary health services provider—to offer teleconsultation services.
Through its partnership with FirstVet, Basepaws will offer 6 months of free 24/7 teleconsultation to first-time customers worldwide who purchase their signature product—Breed + Health Test—during December in light of National Cat Lovers Month.
According to a company release, this initiative strives to alleviate veterinary practices and provide owners with virtual wellness checkups covering 5 key areas of pet health until the next in-clinic appointment.
“Basepaws is dedicated towards the health and wellness of our feline family members. Physical wellness exams with your pet's veterinarian are critical for preventive care and early detection of disease, which means a healthier and longer life for your pet,” said Anna Skaya, Basepaws CEO and founder.
“However, in the light of skyrocketing demand for vet clinics, it might be extremely challenging to schedule an appointment and see your vet in person. Therefore, we partnered with FirstVet to help ease the burden on vet clinics without risking our beloved pets’ health,” she added.
In addition, FirstVet has also recently released Healthy Pet Check-Up to address obstacles pet owners confront when attempting to make a timely appointment with their in-clinic veterinarian.
“Our mission at FirstVet is to bring pet care to anywhere pet parents are. We created the Healthy Pet Check-Up as a way to address the significant challenges associated with pet parents seeking to access preventative care and wanted to bring this component of animal health to them directly," said Davie Prien, FirstVet CEO and co-founder.
"With its suite of products designed at helping cat parents take the front seat with regards to their cat’s health, Basepaws is a natural partner to help us achieve this mission,” he added.
Basepaws partners with FirstVet to ease the burden on vet clinics. News release. Basepaws. December 1, 2021. Accessed December 1, 2021.