It’s been more than a decade since the catheterization and other devices that helped bring on the era of the cat in the home were first put into use, but a new startup called VetSmart is poised to make the idea of using a catheter to administer medication accessible to a wider range of vets.
The company is launching a product called VetConnect, and it has already received over 1,000 pre-orders from people interested in a similar solution to catheterized patients.
The idea is to bring VetSmart’s expertise in veterinary medicine and technology to the healthcare industry, and the company says it will offer the service to veterinarians through a joint venture with healthcare companies like Merck.
The service is currently only available through VetSmart, but it has a potential market for other healthcare companies as well.
The first version of VetConnect is available for free in the U.S. with a $1.99 per month plan, and its first version is available to anyone in the United States for $14.99 a month.
That price includes a three-day trial.
There’s no specific timeframe for when VetConnect will be rolled out to other countries, but there’s a general expectation that it will be available in at least five countries by 2019.
The startup’s CEO, Aaron R. Blum, has been working on VetConnect since 2013, when he joined a team of scientists working on a product to connect catheters to their patients.
He and his team came up with the idea to connect a catheter to a cat’s body through a tiny, wearable device called a microchip.
The device is placed under the cat’s skin and allows it to access medications in the vein and the bloodstream.
It’s designed to work with cats with multiple diseases, including urinary tract infections and inflammatory bowel disease.
Blums says VetConnect could have potentially been developed decades ago, but the technology has matured and has become more efficient and reliable.
Blumen says VetSmart will be able to help more vets than just those who have cathears installed.
“We think it’s going to be a very powerful and helpful tool,” he said.
“It’s going up against the likes of a CT scanner and a cat scan, but in a way, it’s a much more useful tool than that.”
Blumen’s team has already worked with several healthcare providers, including hospitals, and he hopes to work closely with other healthcare organizations to integrate the device into their operations.
Blumer says VetSense, a product Blumen co-founded in 2013, is now the number-one-selling healthcare device for vets.
Blumin’s company recently received a $15 million funding round from SoftBank, a Japanese investment group.
SoftBank will provide VetSense with funding to help it continue development.
VetSense will be in the market for funding because the company’s initial version was a crowdfunding project and Blumen said that his team is still looking for additional funding.
“The thing that’s exciting about VetSense is that it’s still in beta,” he says.
“I think people will see that it has an impact.
People will feel the difference and that’s what’s important.”
Blum says that VetSense can be used for many different purposes.
“You can use it to check a cat for infections, and you can use VetSense to check for urinary tract or GI symptoms,” he told The Verge.
“If a vet is in pain and wants to help, you can take a cat-scan to see if there are any other problems in their cat.”
This is the future, the future of medicine.
“The startup has already been working with healthcare providers in Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
VetSmart has been testing VetSense at its office in Tokyo and has found that it is effective in some cases.
In one case, a veterinary surgeon who worked in the hospital where Blumen worked had to be moved because he developed complications from an allergic reaction to VetSense.
VetConnect also has a trial program in India that is being run by a private health insurance company, which is working with VetSense on a broader rollout.
Blommer says that the company is in the process of opening up its beta testing program to other healthcare providers and expects to have a product ready for mass deployment by the end of the year.
“And there’s nothing like seeing a patient come back to life. “
This is a great way to save lives,” he explained.
“And there’s nothing like seeing a patient come back to life.
It gives a lot of hope.”