JD Health (part of the the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com) is extending its telehealth services from human to pets and thus kicks off an internet hospital for petes.
More than 3,000 veterinarians have joined the platform.
Consumers can ask for medical advice, medicine prescription and ordering, physical examination report analysis and more. All through text, images and video calls.
“We aim to bring a worry-free experience to help customers attend to their pets. By integrating support from both online and offline, JD Pet Hospital can provide a better and easier pet health service, which will be a valuable upgrade and extension to JD Pet’s one-stop service for pet owners,” said Simon Han, vice president of JD.com and who is in charge of JD Pet.
According to JD Pet Hospital’s plan, the platform will continue to grow and connect with more premier pet hospitals, doctors and other service providers, and will explore diversified services in the areas of health support for exotic pets, pet behavior training, pet diet, traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and more.
Xuepeng Cai, head of the China Veterinary Drug Association, said that JD Pet Hospital can play a positive role in offering more convenient and affordable pet health services on the market, and promotes standardized management and transparency of the industry. The association will also carry out cooperation with the hospital in multiple areas in the near future.
“Pet owners tend to buy pet food based on their own preferences without means to communicate with their pets,” said Tong, “but if they can easily consult reliable pet dietitians before they make purchases, they will get better support to find the right food for their pets.”
Tong also mentioned that even in the early morning between 2 to 5 A.M., JD Pet Hospital can respond to online medical consultations within minutes, providing timely attention to the animals and peace of mind for their owners.
JD Pet has introduced a series of prime pet services including a quality certification program for pet food, a “taste first and free return” service, pet insurance and more.