Telemedicine for Your Pet in Red Bank, NJ

No need to come into the office

Dr. Tsakiris offers virtual appointments where the patient can be seen and discussed. These calls can be perfect for pet parents who need a second vet's option or in cases where you are unable to leave your house, as well as for pets with severe anxiety when going to the vet. In these virtual exams, Dr. Tsakiris will not be able to perform a physical exam nor perform acupuncture etc. These appointments are also perfect for follow-ups to review how your pet is doing and make changes to their lifestyle including herbal medicine and diet. Virtual visits are another way for pet parents to have a deeper involvement and understanding about their pet and for another opinion on a treatment or preventative medicine plan. Dr. Tsakiris will review your pet's records including blood work and diagnostic imaging, to guide you as to the best course of action for your pet.

What is telemedicine...

Telemedicine is another way of saying your pet can have a virtual visit for a variety of reasons. Dr. Tsakiris provides access to the convenience and benefits afforded by telemedicine, while promoting the responsible provision of high quality veterinary medical care with professionalism. This is a great way to bridge the gap when pet parents have questions and concerns about their dog or cat without coming into the office.

Dr. Tsakiris offers appointments over Zoom where the patient can be seen and discussed. These calls can be perfect for another option, when you need further explanation of what is going on with your pet, or in cases where you are unable to leave your house. If you are looking for another opinion on a disease, Dr. Tsakiris will review your pet's records including blood work and diagnostic imaging, to guide you as to the best course of action for your pet.

These appointments are also useful for follow-up appointments to review how your pet is doing and make changes to their lifestyle including herbal medicine and diet.

When are virtual visits an option?

Virtual/Telemedicine (video) visits, work great for many medical concerns, but not for everything. This is a more detailed list that is used to determine if a virtual visit is right for your pet.

Preventative care

  • Tooth brushing
  • Weight control
  • Diet questions
  • Preventative medicine and supplement questions

Rechecks and consultations that are follow ups to prior in-hospital exams for example:

1. Medical Rechecks

      a. Skin issues (Pyoderma)
      b. Diarrhea- Diarrhea starting in last 2-3 days, still eating, no vomiting after eating, good energy level
      c. Vomiting

2. Prescription refills

3. Medical monitoring to evaluate the ongoing treatment protocols surrounding a patient's current health condition, including but not limited to:

      a. Diabetes
      b. Heart failure
      c. Thyroid disease

4. Remote diagnosis, or the act of diagnosing a given sign, issue or problem from a distance, examples of frequent categories include:

      a. Dermatological conditions
      b. Gastrointestinal conditions
      c. Respiratory conditions
      d. Musculoskeletal conditions

5. Hospice care

  • End of life care

6. Behavioral issues
  • Aggression
  • Fearful behavior
  • Inter-dog aggression

7. Owners should be aware may need to refer to veterinary behaviorist

*Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the visit (please check with your policy first).