NORFOLK, Va. (WTKR) — One Hampton Roads business is helping serve pet owners amid the coronavirus crisis. Animal Vision Center of Virginia is now offering drive-up telehealth appointments. Many of the practice’s patients – mostly cats and dogs – are being seen for eye conditions that require several stages of follow-up appointments, so it began offering the service on Tuesday. Pet parents simply call the front desk when they arrive, and a veterinary technician comes out to carry the pet from the car to the clinic. If you choose to do an appointment by phone, staff gathers a complete history on the pet’s progress, and the owner can be “present” for the entire exam via live video or voice telemedicine phone conferencing.
Norfolk, Va. (PHILLIPS & PETERS) — As a small business owner, facets of your personality will shine through the company you build, no matter what industry you’re in. As a veterinary ophthalmologist and owner/operator of Animal Vision Center of Virginia, she specializes in eye care treatment for animals so that they can see a better future to live full and healthy lives. In many ways, Dr. Brookshire’s passion for health and wellness has allowed her to build a business that creates a better future for her clients, her employees, and the Coastal Virginia community. Like many veterinarians, Dr. Brookshire had a love for animals from a young age. Growing up in Michigan she spent her time volunteering in animal practices and later started her own dog walking business.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (INSIDE BUSINESS) — I own and operate Animal Vision Center of Virginia. We treat animals of all shapes and sizes with advanced medical and surgical therapy for the eye. I built this business from the ground up and am wholeheartedly grateful for our motivated and compassionate team and the work we do. Throughout my specialized training to become a veterinary ophthalmologist, I have traveled extensively, but my home is here in Virginia Beach with my significant other Chris Ryan, who has been both a major grounding and elevating force in my life. We share our home with two Italian Spinones, Bodhi and Fergus.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS) – A Virginia veterinary ophthalmology practice is diving into telemedicine by offering real-time consultations with clients and referring veterinarians.
Animal Vision Center of Virginia, located in Virginia Beach, reported that it is the first veterinary ophthalmology clinic in the state to use the TeleVet mobile app. Consultations with pet owners require the establishment of a veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Inside Business) – Dr. Heather Brookshire’s decision to specialize in veterinary ophthalmology came into focus after one of her own dogs, a basset hound named Whiskey, developed glaucoma.
While Whiskey did go blind and has since died, Brookshire said that experience instilled in her a desire to help other animals and their owners going through the same thing.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A Norfolk family lost nearly everything in a fire last month. Everything except for their beloved pet. But the dog did not escape unharmed. It has severe burns to more than half its body. Now the community is stepping up to help this dog get back on its feet. “Her burns were not as evident when she came in,” said Dr. Kimberly Key with Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital. Bella was burned in a house fire December 27 on Norfolk’s A Avenue. Her owner is a single mom with five children.