Introduces Ask petMD: New Online Resource Gives Pet Parents Instant Access to Certified Veterinarians, Saving Them Time and Money

Nov 03, 2011, 12:06 ET from

MIAMI, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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"Over the past four years, we have developed a comprehensive network of veterinarians who are dedicated to providing our readers the information they need to properly care for their pets," states petMD founder Nicolas Chereque. "We built Ask petMD to give our readers increased access to our vets from the comfort of their own homes while saving them both time and money."

It's easy to talk to a vet through Ask petMD. 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.

"It is very stressful having a sick pet, and there are always questions I forget to ask my vet," states Ask petMD client Joann Konigsburg. "It is comforting to have a vet at my fingertips, so I can get educated advice no matter when my concerns arise."

petMD provides pet owners with the most accurate, up-to-date pet health information available, and a team of veterinary bloggers keeps readers up-to-date on important topics related to pet health and wellness. The addition of Ask petMD further connects readers to petMD's network of caring and knowledgeable veterinary professionals, making a one-stop resource for pet parents.

*Ask petMD is not intended for emergency situations. In the case of an emergency, owners should visit a licensed veterinarian right away, or use the petMD Finder to locate emergency clinics nearby.

About petMD

petMD is a leading online resource focused solely on the health and well-being of pets. The site maintains the world's largest pet health library, written and approved by a network of trusted veterinarians. petMD was founded to inspire pet owners to provide an ever-increasing quality of life for their pets and to connect pet owners with pet experts and other animal lovers. petMD is a subsidiary of the Pet360 family of brands, which also includes – the most complete pet food and supply retailer online, and– a fully certified, full-service pet pharmacy delivering pet meds, vitamins and comprehensive pet health and wellness products.

Kelly Lange