Heath care for Portland pets is about to be even more convenient than it is for humans.
If the dentist is the most dreaded of office visits for humans, then surely the vet is the equivalent for our pets (and by extension, ourselves as well). But now there’s a startup hoping to make the process of caring for your cats and dogs a bit less painful.
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VetPronto, an on-demand veterinarian site, is offering salaried positions for veterinarians that commit to more than 15 appointment slots per week.
VetPronto makes it much simpler for busy humans to keep their animal friends up to date on boosters. Reps gather your pet’s previous records, the fees are transparent, and you get an estimate on the phone before the vet even swings by.
VetPronto is offering on-demand house call veterinary services for dogs and cats, allowing customers to skip a visit to the clinic or just see a vet at a more convenient time – like on evenings and weekends, for example
Waltman created VetPronto after spotting three main problems customers had with vet visits: endless hours in the waiting room, confusing billing and difficulty transporting pets to the office.
He noted several advantages of VetPronto, including flexible scheduling, no stressful waiting rooms, avoiding potential infections at a clinic, and “clear and transparent pricing.”
Joe Waltman bootstrapped his previous business (RestEngine - email service provider) from launch in 2009 to acquisition by Twitter in 2012. The RestEngine team and technology are now powering Twitter’s outbound email initiatives. Previous work experience also includes Qualcomm and Akamai. INSEAD and UC Berkeley alum.
Katherine van Ekert Onay is a veterinarian with over two years of operations experience at a number of on-demand start-ups. In addition to doing veterinary work in her native Australia, she has also worked for Zesty, Muufri and New Harvest in the SF Bay Area.
Soren Berg built RestEngine’s platform from scratch to support 15 million monthly emails and their first paying customer within two months. He continued to expand the platform to add targeting, personalization, and A/B testing until the acquisition by Twitter in 2012.