Local vet Des Groome has started a new online addition to his practice, Groome Vets, called VideoVet Ltd.
VideoVet Ltd will begin providing online veterinary consultancy on May 1.
Video Vet will provide advice services on every aspect of animal health, management, behaviour and nutrition to pet owners in particular.
“Our focus will be on enhancing pet wellness, providing vital information on disease prevention and strengthening the animal-owner bond,” said Mr Groome.
“The introduction of recent measures by the Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Ireland to reduce antibiotic usage levels in Irish farming has led to regulations around increased on-farm veterinary.
Video Vet is now ideally placed to offer this service also to Irish Vets and farmers.” He said that the service, which is online at www.videovet.com, has already crated one new job.