has launched Ask petMD
, an online veterinary resource built to help pet parents get quick and reliable answers to their non-emergency questions*. In just a few simple steps, pet owners can submit their questions online and receive a response from a certified veterinarian within a matter of hours.
Users simply type their question and are prompted to create an account and fill out basic information about their pet. They can also choose to upload a photo to help the vets visualize the problem their pet is experiencing. The Ask petMD vets respond via email, however, users can also choose to receive a mobile alert the minute their response has been sent. The complete service is available to users for less than $15 a question, a fraction of what could be spent at the vet's office or if you are traveling an no where near a vet.