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Technology helps tackle Australia's vet shortage

19th February 2019

Technology and innovation such as that driving home vet service Pawssum, could be the answer to the record number of Australian veterinarians abandoning the industry, which is prompting fears there won’t be enough vets to take care of the nation’s pets.

A recent Lincoln Institute survey found that nearly 90 per cent of veterinary business owners and managers reported unprecedented difficulty filling vacancies. Forty one per cent waited longer than six months to fill positions and 18 per cent waited up to two years or more to find new vets to work in their clinics. Read More.

Pawssum Vets On Demand App

16th July 2018

Pawssum’s new “Vets On Demand App” set to revolutionise the vet care industry…

national app-based vet booking service says Australia’s $3 billion vet industry is on the brink of a significant transformation being driven by increasing demand for flexibility, personalisation and convenience by both vets and consumers.

Pawssum, which enables vets to make home visits and then refers cases needing surgery to selected vet clinics, has just launched in Perth and will soon launch in Adelaide after initially setting up in Sydney in 2016. It also operates in Melbourne and Brisbane. Read More.

Q&A: The on-demand service benefitting pets and vets

20th July 2018

This week we talk to Guy Sharabi, founder of Pawssum, a national app-based vet booking service. Guy recognised that the industry is seeing a casualisation of the workforce, with many of our vets – particularly women – opting to work as locums because of the opportunity that presents in choosing their working hours and earning better rates of pay. Read More.

New vet app to revolutionise veterinary care

13th June 2018

The founder of a national app-based vet booking service has claimed Australia’s $3 billion vet industry is on the brink of a significant transformation being driven by increasing demand for flexibility, personalisation and convenience by both vets and consumers.

Pawssum, which enables vets to make home visits and then refers cases needing surgery to selected partner vet clinics, has just launched in Perth and will soon launch in Adelaide after initially setting up in Sydney in 2016. It also operates in Melbourne and Brisbane. Read More.

Sydney startup Pawssum helps pet owners book and manage at-home vet visits

8th December 2017

For all the joy they bring, owning a pet can be expensive. For example, the Australian Veterinary Association has found that dog owners can spend more than $25,000, on average, over the average lifespan of a dog. As well as the initial cost of buying or adopting a dog, owners can spend around $900 or so a year on their dog – with dogs living up to 20 years, this adds up.

With costs relating to a pet’s health often making up a chunk of this spend, a variety of services, such as pet insurance, have popped up to help pet owners manage this spend. Of course, managing a pet’s health can also be time consuming, so to help pet owners manage both their time and spend in Sydney startup PawssumRead More.

Pet project pays off in virtual veterinarian advice

15th September 2016

UNWELL pets no longer need to go through the stress of attending a vet clinic with the new Pawssum app bringing veterinary specialists to the comfort of their home.

App co-founders Mike Sager, Guy Sharabi and Barry Green set up the app in August to create a convenient and stress-free service for pet owners.

Vet practices across the southeast and Eastern Suburbs will attend house call put through the app. Read More.

Talking pets with Dr Joan Righetti and David Prior

22nd September 2016

Pawssum - Vet Services That Come To You

11th October 2016

Come-to-you-at-home services are launching everywhere. There are entrepreneurs and companies building app-based services to take the pain out of booking and doing practically every household task from shopping delivery, takeaway, cleaning, storage solutions and doctors. For time-poor families these convenience apps are being welcomed with open arms and the latest to enter the market is ‘at home pet-services’.

Pawssum is an easy app based service that connects local pet owners with local & respected vet clinics, offering you the convenience of in-home treatment 7 days a week. Read More.

'At A Click' Pet Care - What's New In Pet Related Apps?

18th January 2017

At ACA Research we keep abreast of developments in the market to help ensure that our pet care market research doesn’t just meet the needs of the here and now, but sets up our clients for the future.

One topic that has grabbed our interest is that of pet-related apps.

With the Apple app store growing at over 1,000 apps a day, it’s no wonder that app developers have turned their attention to our four-legged friends. A whole plethora of apps are now available to meet the needs of both pet owners and pet lovers and here is just a sample of the latest and greatest that we’ve found. Read More.

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