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PetsMD the first online veterinary booking service in the US

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Most people love their pets like their own kids. No wonder spending for pet-related products and services remain strong despite economic slowdown. And if you’re an animal lover or have a degree related to pet care, you may want to follow the path of this Toronto-based site named PetsMD.com – touted as the first online vet service in the US today. Here are the highlights of the article in Reuters:

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Last year they raised $30,000 from friends and family and registered their website, which includes their trademarked Symptom Checker tool (they also built an iPhone app for it) that helps users diagnose what is wrong with their dog or cat, before calling a vet or booking an appointment. PetsMD is free for pet owners, but charges vets an annual listing fee, ranging from $59.95 to $249, much like an apartment rental site would charge a landlord. So far 30,000 vets have listed their clinics or services on the site

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