During these uncertain times, there is one thing that remains unshakable through the COVID-19 crisis: the love that our communities have for their pets.

Michigan Humane understands that your pets have a real impact on your physical and emotional well-being, especially during times of isolation. We also understand that your pet’s health and safety are crucial to you. That is why Michigan Humane has partnered with Anipanion to provide certain veterinary services through the convenience of telemedicine. Now, you can consult with a Michigan Humane vet from the safety of your home by following these 5 easy steps:

  1. Download the Anipanion app from the Apple app store or Google Play for your mobile device.
  2. Search for “Michigan Humane” and select the MHS Veterinary Services logo. Finish your registration process or login if you have an existing Anipanion account.
  3. Enter your pet details, including name, animal type and breed. You can update your pet’s info or add new pets later.
  4. Enter your credit card info. You will not be charged until you start a telemedicine session.
  5. Schedule a video call or start a chat. It’s that simple!

“During COVID-19, our veterinary practices are limited to performing only ‘essential’ emergency work and core vaccines. We want to be there for our clients, and this was a way we could be available while keeping them safe and our staff safe,” Michigan Humane’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kelley Meyers, DVM says. “We will likely be continuing this service as a part of our new ‘normal’ as a service to our clients.”

Telemedicine is a great tool to use for your pet’s non-urgent medical concerns such as: coughing, sneezing, skin irritations, post-surgery rechecks, small lumps and bumps, minor abrasions, and more! The cost of the virtual visit is less than an in-person appointment, and it is much easier for some pets.

All of us at Michigan Humane hope that you and your beloved pets are staying healthy and safe during this pandemic.

Click here to find out more about our other available services during this crisis.

Photo credit: Anipanion