Must-have apps your veterinary practice needs during and after COVID-19

May 4, 2020
dvm360 Staff

Are you taking advantage of the many apps available to help you increase productivity, communicate easily and make you laugh? Making use of technology can help you navigate both now and when the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us.

The need for social distancing has led veterinary practices—and the veterinary professionals who work in them—to utilize new and innovative technology to stay connected with their teams, clients and families during the pandemic.

In a recent interview, Stacee Santi, DVM, president of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and CEO of Vet2Pet, said that Bonjoro is one of her go-to communication apps right now.

Bonjoro allows her to easily record video messages that she can send to her team and her family. "I can just say 'hey I'm thinking of you' and send little short [videos] to people in between appointments," Dr. Santi says.

For Caitlin DeWilde, DVM, creator of The Social DVM and board member for the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation, the communications app Slack has been a lifesaver for both her practice and consulting work. "When I'm not in the office, I can know what is going on and share information back and forth with my team," she says. "So Slack is probably my number one must-have."

Kathryn Primm, DVM, CVPM, a radio show host and practitioner at Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, Tennessee, says she is really enjoying her Vet2Pet app. "I can quickly reach my best clients, the ones I have current email addresses for and are really interested in what I have to say. I can do that right from my smartphone with my dashboard on Vet2Pet."

In the video below, Drs. Santi, DeWilde and Primm share more with dvm360's Chief Veterinary Officer Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, about their favorite work apps—plus some fun apps that help boost their mood during COVID-19.

Click here to view "Telemedicine and COVID-19: Where do we begin?" and here to view "How clients feel about curbside care—and how to make it better"—their first and second conversations on this topic