PetPal takes away all the worries of every Filipino pet owner!
There is dread in seeing your fur baby get sick all of a sudden, and there is another type of dread in knowing that veterinary clinics are not always physically available at every persisting time of need.
Pet owners, especially those who are living in the province, know this horror very well—the pet is terribly ailing, it’s the wee hours of the night, and the nearest vet is three towns away.
While the situation usually paints a bad outcome, fur parents can otherwise find comfort and solutions from PetPal—an “innovative all-in-one” digital platform developed by 917Ventures that extends accessible pet care services to those pet owners who cannot do so physically.
What does PetPal offer?
PetPal eradicates the need to go to the physical veterinary clinic through its teleconsultation feature.
With its roster of licensed and top-grade veterinarians, wary fur parents can get the best medical advice and treatments through a 30-minute web conference when beloved fur members of the family suddenly manifest unusual behaviors.
Booking does not require much. Fur parents only need to visit PetPal’s official page, and lodge their preferred time and date with contact information, such as email and contact number. Once complete, the system will match them to a vet and provide the necessary web conferencing details.
Just as much, PetPal also offers home services for moments when teleconsultations are not enough. Scheduling for one requires the same method. However, it is only available to Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City residents.
Such is available for PHP1,200—a sound deal that brings personalized pet healthcare without having to fall in long lines, commute, or even waste gasoline just to drive by the nearest clinic.
The same is true just when your fur baby is in dire need of grooming. Such service is available for Metro Manila residents for a starting price of PHP750. The price, of course, rises incrementally depending on how chunky your pets are.
PetPal revolutionizes pet care in the Philippines
The digital service bred out of a research that claims more than two-thirds of households in the Philippines have a pet. As the country stands atop among other Asian countries, it further reveals that most of these households own more than one pet.
This was drawn into full consideration by Glenn Estrella, 917 Ventures’ Head of Ideation and Acceleration, who says: “[With] PetPal, we are bringing together all the providers and pet owners under one platform. Your pet’s health is our reason for being—a healthy pet, a better world.”
Such sentiment is echoed by 917Ventures’ Head of Growth and Programs Natasha Bautista who “believes pet care should be stress-free for both pets and their owners. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the need for a more convenient and accessible way to take care of our pets’ health.”
PetPal is set to release its mobile application backed by a more enhanced user experience. The app, which will be available for download very soon, will function as a one-stop-shop for all pet healthcare needs.
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