Developing an online AniCura Laboratory toolbox

The laboratory is essential in veterinary diagnostics. Therefore AniCura is currently developing an online laboratory toolbox. The aim of the toolbox is to help clinics harness their local potential and improve the quality of their laboratory work.

The toolbox will be centered around a workshop called “Boost your lab”. The aim of the workshop is to guide the clinic through the entire process and help identify the most important areas of improvement in the laboratory. The outcome of the workshops will typically be two-three specific actions. To further support the clinic, AniCura’s continuous improvement team, WoW, will help and create arealistic implementationplan.

To support the outcome of the workshops, AniCura is currently developing and testing materials and courses. 

FOR EXAMPLE:

  • Guidelines for monitoring chronic diseases
  • How to interpret specific results like e.g. electrolytes
  • How to perform quality control
  • How to reduce errors in the lab
  • Customer communication materials


Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a modern evolution in human healthcare and it will likely have a similar impact in veterinary medicine. Telemedicine is a part of the veterinarians toolbox which can improve the quality and accessibility of veterinary care throughout countries.


ERIC ZINI PROF. DR., DIPL. ECVIM-CA (INTERNAL MEDICINE) IS A PRACTICE MANAGER AND RESPONSIBLE FOR TELEMEDICINE AT ANICURA.

What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a consultation service of­­­­­­­­­fered to veterinarians taking care of companion animals living far away from referral centers. Telemedicine offers the possibility to receive a useful diagnostic aid and in help treating pets.

Which Specialties?
Specialists of European or American Colleges in Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Reproduction and Surgery are ready to suggest the most appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approach, for each single case.

Why Telemedicine?
Long distances may preclude practitioners from referring clinical cases. Telemedicine allows veterinarians to receive assistance wherever they need it and when they need it. Also, strong collaborations are formed between specialists and veterinarians through telemedicine.

Do I learn from Telemedicine?
In video-consultations, continuing education is offered to gain the most updated scientific information regarding pet diseases. The mix of case-solving and teaching expertise of each specialist allows the veterinarians to learn, in a friendly atmosphere.

Conclusion
Telemedicine is a fairly new concept in veterinary medicine but it is expected to develop fast. Telemedicine provides high-quality pet health care from a distance and makes the world smaller.