01 Oct PitPat offers customers free FirstVet video appointments as part of the PitPat Life plan
The UK’s leading activity tracker for dogs which logs exercise, activities, and weight management, has been helping pet owners care for their dogs. Having FirstVet as an added benefit of the PitPat Life plan means that pet owners can schedule appointments with qualified vets and seek advice free-of-charge.
LONDON & STOCKHOLM – THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2020 – FirstVet (www.firstvet.com), the startup which provides pet-owners with on-demand video consultations with local, qualified veterinarians, today announces its partnership with PitPat (www.pitpat.com), the UK’s leading dog activity monitor which also offers pet-focused perks and rewards through its Life plan.
From today, PitPat Life plan members will be able to book free video vet appointments via their mobile devices as part of the set of benefits they receive for their £4 per month subscription, allowing them to receive expert advice from the comfort of their own home. All customers on the PitPat Life plan will see FirstVet appear on the perks portal as one of the many perks already included. Additional rewards, such as dog grooming products, discounted holidays, and apparel, can be redeemed by earning points which are accumulated through healthy behaviours, such as hitting daily goals or keeping track of their dog’s weight.
Using the FirstVet app, PitPat Life plan customers can have their pets examined by vets remotely, with it not always being necessary to take an animal into a veterinary clinic. Given the continued restrictions brought about by COVID-19, the ability to receive on-demand video vet appointments is more important than ever, as many pet owners may not be able to, or indeed feel comfortable with, visiting their local veterinary clinic in-person.
A FirstVet account can be set up easily on the FirstVet app, available for free on iOS and Android, enabling users to access the video appointment service as often as is required without incurring FirstVet’s standard consultation costs (£20 + VAT weekdays 9 am-6 pm, £30 + VAT out of hours).
There are currently over 200 veterinarians on the FirstVet platform, with this number growing continually.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer our services to the dedicated PitPat community,” comments David Prien, FirstVet CEO & co-founder. “We are extremely passionate about keeping pets happy and healthy, so this partnership is a logical step towards providing PitPat’s community of dog owners with access to professional and reliable pet care.”
Andrew Nowell, PitPat CEO & co-founder adds: ‘PitPat Life members will be delighted with this valuable addition to the dog wellness plan that PitPat already offers. FirstVet provides the perfect way for dog owners to act quickly on the information that PitPat provides.”
PitPat is the UK’s most recognised dog wellness brand, offering the top-rated and best-selling dog activity monitor and app-based management of exercise and weight. Based in Cambridge, our multidisciplinary team of vets, technologists and dog-lovers is on a mission to get the nation’s dogs fit and healthy. We deliver our services to dog owners directly and through partnerships with leading pet insurers, food brands and others.
For more information visit www.pitpat.com or email [email protected]
FirstVet is a mobile app service that offers video call veterinary consultations for pet owners to provide instant peace of mind about the health of their pets. FirstVet was founded in Stockholm in 2016 and since then the company has expanded across the Nordics and the United Kingdom, employing a team of 40.
FirstVet has to-date raised €24.5 million, after recently closing an €18.5M Series B round, led by London-headquartered OMERS Ventures, and with participation from Stockholm-based Creandum, an early investor in Spotify.
For more information visit www.firstvet.com/uk
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