Rover.com Expands To Offer 24/7 Expert Health Advice, Partners With VetLIVE.com Online Dog Boarding Resource Announces Exclusive Partnership with Web-based Veterinarian Service; Offers Peace of Mind to Dog Owners and Sitters Alike

SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rover.com, a website connecting dog owners with local dog sitters as an affordable, cage-free alternative to traditional kennels, today announced its exclusive partnership with VetLIVE.com, a veterinarian owned and operated online resource offering advice from U.S. based, licensed veterinarians around the clock. The partnership makes Rover.com the only online pet-care marketplace enabling this service for its' members.

Rover.com members who opt-in for the service will now have 24/7 access to VetLIVE.com, giving them the opportunity to ask questions of licensed veterinarians, online, any time of day or night. This new offering will help both pet owners and sitters identify any health problems early, accelerating necessary care or avoiding the expense of a potentially unnecessary trip to the vet office.

"Our exclusive partnership with VetLIVE.com enables our 70,000 members to make well-informed and confident decisions about the health of their dogs, and those in their care, in the unlikely case that medical attention might be necessary," said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com. "This service is just another way Rover.com supports our sitters and delivers peace of mind to traveling dog owners."

Rover.com members who opt-in for use of the service will be able to:

  • Consult with a licensed veterinarian online 24/7 to determine if a trip to a veterinary clinic is necessary
  • Work with trained veterinarians to develop a plan to maximize their pet's health outcome
  • Receive email and/or text message notifications when their consultation is ready for review, enabling sitters and dog owners to receive real-time updates whenever and wherever they are located.

Rover.com and VetLIVE.com share a commitment to the health of dogs. "VetLIVE.com is currently the only 24/7 immediate response veterinary advice website that connects concerned pet parents with licensed veterinarians, allowing pet parents to address questions about their pet's health and well-being," said Dr. Laci Schaible, co-founder of VetLIVE.com. "It's basically like having access to a team of vets at all times, which allows Rover.com members and all users the ability and confidence to make informed and educated decisions regarding their dog's health."

For more information, please visit http://www.rover.com/ask-a-vet-faq

About Rover.com
Rover.com is an online marketplace that connects dog owners with local dog sitters and hosts, in real homes, in hundreds of cities across the United States. To learn more, please visit http://www.rover.com/.

About VetLIVE.com
VetLIVE.com enables pet parents to participate in an online dialogue with a USA-trained veterinarian, 24/7, providing pet parents with the knowledge they need when they need it most, to make the best and most educated medical decisions on behalf of their furry loved-one's.

SOURCE Rover.com



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