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Olney-Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital offers remote healthcare services with Zoom!

Call the hospital to request a telemedicine appointment for your pet. We’ll get you scheduled for the appointment, collect payment, and send you a meeting link.

Make sure you have your pet with you during the consultation. Click the Meeting link to start the meeting and the doctor will join the call to help get your pet feeling better again.

*Only available for current Olney-Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital Clients and Patients.

For what conditions can I request a virtual consultation?
  • Limping-Sudden Onset
  • Urinary Issues
  • Diarrhea-Starting in the last 2-3 days
  • Hospice/End of Life Care
  • Coughing-Starting in the last 72 hours
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Skin Issues/Rashes/Biting/Licking
  • Vomiting

Please give our office staff a call if you have any questions about your appointment.

What if my problem cannot be fixed via the virtual consultation and results in me having to schedule an office visit for a physical exam?

If you start with a virtual consultation and end up with the doctor requesting a follow up physical exam to solve the problem, the cost of the in hospital exam will be at a 50% discount.

If my pet has not been examined in over a year, can I use telemedicine?

Yes, but the doctor will not legally be able to prescribe medications until they have performed a physical exam on your pet. The American Veterinary Medical Association explains that given the current state of technological capabilities, available research, and the current state and federal regulatory landscape, the AVMA believes that veterinary telemedicine should only be conducted within an existing Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR).

Most states and the AVMA’s Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics require a VCPR for a veterinarian to diagnose, prescribe medication or otherwise treat an animal. This requires us to have examined your pet within the last year.