Remote monitoring improves the quality of work but also helps to keep the life-work balance while executing a job being ranked as one of the most stressful – and as a result – leading to burn-outs or anxiety. Erica Lacher, the owner of Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic explains why the Piavet System is supporting the veterinarians’ wellbeing.
Why did you choose the Piavet Solution for your clinic?
We are a small clinic that hospitalizes cases. We have a camera system but it wasn’t enough information for us to feel good about our sick patients. In addition, when we are on the road the clinic staff would call with questions about what sick horses were doing. Without vital sign information it was often difficult to decide on our next course of action.
In which cases do you use the Piavet System most often?
For us, it’s been sick horses, most often colics. We have put it on a suspected atrial fibrillation horse as well, and it worked great to solidly confirm that for us. We use it on every horse that requires treatment but also on foaling mares.
What benefits has the Piavet System brought to your clinic?
Sleep! The challenge of a small clinic hospitalizing horses is having the staff to monitor it all. We don’t have overnight technicians. This means if we are worried about what we see on the camera, one of the doctors has to go into the clinic. Now we know that for example horse’s heart rate is really 40bpm so we can feel better about continuing monitoring from the comfort of our own bed! We also have the system set to call us when certain parameters are exceeded. This means that no matter what, we will get a call from the system if things aren’t going well.
How has the Piavet System changed the daily routine or work in the clinic in general?
As mentioned before – it’s let us all get more sleep! And who doesn’t need that? It also has allowed us to provide better patient care by knowing those vital signs without having to disturb the horse.
Would you recommend the Piavet System?
At Piavita, we like happy vets and healthy horses. It’s that simple. Our mission it to transform veterinary care by providing remote health monitoring technology to the veterinary industry. With a non-invasive, sensor-enabled hardware device and sophisticated software platform, the Piavet Solution automates and digitizes repetitive, manual tasks to help vets save time and improve patient outcomes. We are a diverse group of engineers, developers, researchers, and horse people with a passion for delivering meaningful solutions to veterinarians. We operate out of offices in Zürich, Berlin, and North Carolina. Have a question or suggestion? We’d love to hear from you.