DoggyDoc - Your virtual vet

25 September 2014 by Mike on Living with dogs | Technology

Honoring Loved Ones with Innovation

Working with DoggyDoc is a neverending challenge to think outside the box. Taro, Mark, Jens, Carl, and our community of supporters are moving at full speed to do more, better, faster, and in just the right way. This last part is the hardest, but it's the part that leads to real innovation.

We've built a unique user experience that doesn’t fall into any pre-made categories. Through the iDiDi, we are translating users’ visceral experience of their dog's state of being into useful veterinary information.

Now that we've developed an app with this goal in mind, what's next?

Our challenge is to connect to our audience, learn from them, and develop even more functionality into this special delivery mechanism because heath matters more than anything in our lives.

Personally, I’ve had both a dog and a cat in my life.

He was a Chow Chow named Bear and she was a calico cat named Root Beer.

Both were with me throughout their entire lives. Bear’s life was cut short due to cancer, and the memories I have of flushing his tumor and giving him medicine are probably familiar to any pet owner who has dealt with external tumors. Root Beer lived a long life for a cat, she lived to almost 20 years old, and yet in her last months her kidneys failed and she died in pain. Despite the medial challenges both Bear and Root Beer faced at the end of their lives, I know that both of them knew they were loved. My hope is that DoggyDoc can spark the beginning of an information-based revolution where owners can easily obtain knowledge about their pets in difficult situations like mine, especially when they don't have a medical/veterinary background. This is my reason to contribute to the most advanced veterinary information app to-date. We’re endeavoring to create a seamless, exhaustive, and accessible veterinary information resource, and I knowing that we are in a position to help dog owners and assist those who need it. I’m also sure that Bear and Root Beer are proud of this work.

From my perspective, every advancement we make is about increasing accessability. This can mean expanding the breadth of our entries, looking for ways to enhance ease of use, or adapting DoggyDoc for other languages and species.

To this end, DoggyDoc is an advanced tool for language and communication. The level of communication that DoggyDoc strives for is more than linguistic. We're working to harness consumer technology to acheive a greater depth of connection with users and their family who happen to be four legged and furry. These are the people and the animals we serve. As we accomplish this task we honor animals, their family, and those who have come before us to dedicate their lives to animal health and well-being. I'm proud to say that it's our turn to now.

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