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'Uber For Veterinarians' Coming To Portland?

Posted by Cari Wise on January 7, 2017 at 5:39 AM
Cari Wise
Dr. Cari Wise is a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a Masters degree in Education from Argosy University in 2015. Throughout her career, Dr. Wise has utilized her veterinary education in variety of settings including private and corporate small animal practice, shelter medicine, spay/neuter clinics, veterinary relief services, start-up practice ownership, and veterinary technician education.


Portland’s about to become home to a new kind of business: VetPronto. The company's founder describes it as an "Uber for veterinarians." VetPronto is scheduled to arrive in Portland at the end of January.

The pitch is that you can have a vet come to your home, instead of taking your pet to a clinic.

quotesVP.jpg“Actually, house calls are not any more expensive than vet visits and it kind of makes sense when you think about it," Waltman said. "We don’t have any overhead of a hospital like rent, idle staff and big expensive equipment.”

Would you consider making house calls?

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