Press Release

Vets Central Debuts Digital Platform to Enhance Animal Welfare and Facilitate the Development of the Veterinary Industry Globally

TeleVets Services Offer International Specialist Expertise
Alongside a Suite of Professional Resources and Tools


Hong Kong, 14 October 2019 – Vets Central, which aims to empower vets around the world and revolutionize veterinary care, today introduced a powerful new suite of online services. The flagship TeleVets service enables veterinarians in Hong Kong and globally to expand their reach and consult with Vets Central’s team of consulting veterinarians to get a second opinion or advice on extreme cases. In addition to TeleVets, the global digital platform provides a full range of veterinary services to help veterinarians expand their knowledge and skills, enhance customer service and build their businesses.


The TeleVets services debuted with a live link from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong’s Pets Central 24 hour veterinary clinic in North Point. Dr. Dan Ohad of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discussed a dog cardiology case with Dr Reanne Kwok of Pets Central. Dr. Ohad is one of the world class U.S. and European Board Certified veterinarians and experienced practitioners Vets Central has assembled based in America, Hong Kong and Israel, who offer their professional services 24/7 to veterinarians worldwide, with the initial focus being on Hong Kong, Asia and Eastern Europe.


“Vet Central is founded on the principle ‘For Vets, By Vets’,” said Dr Kurt Verkest, Chairman of the Board of Vets Central. “Our goal is to support industry professionals as their reliable partner to grow their businesses in the digital age, with a mission to enhance animal welfare and attract more talent to the industry.”


Veterinarians pay a monthly fee to receive digital media content for their websites and consultation rooms. For tele-veterinary services, consulting veterinarians are paid a fee. Professionals who want to share their knowledge with the network are welcomed to join as consulting veterinarians.


In addition to TeleVets, the Vets Central digital platform now includes monthly half hour digital media programs for in-clinic and web use, professional lectures for vets and veterinary technicians, and practice management software. Online and offline laboratories, an online pharmacy, and e-commerce solutions for vets are set to be added in the near future.


Vets Central is a member of California-based Pets Central Media Group. In its start-up phase, the company was invited by InvestHK to set up in Hong Kong, where it was incubated at Cyberport and received a grant to accelerate development of the business.


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Dr. Kurt Verkest, Chairman of the Board of Vets Central

Dr. Kurt Verkest shared the story of how the founding of Vets Central was ideated and how Pets Central expanded to provide professional support for veterinarians.


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Dr. Kurt Verkest, Chairman of the board of Vets Central, and Dr. Pauline Taylor, Co-founder and Board of Director of Vets Central, with some of the veterinarians and veterinary technicians at Pets Central North Point Hospital

Dr. Kurt Verkest shared how Vets Central was founded by vets, for vets.


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Photo 3: Dr. Reanne Kwok of Pets Central’s 24-hour North Point Hospital with Dr. Dan Ohad of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Reanne Kwok consulted Dr. Dan Ohad via TeleVets on a dog cardiology case, in which they examined the patient’s medical diagnostics and reached a consensus on the diagnosis.



About Vets Central

Vets Central’s vision is to revolutionize veterinary care and empower vets around the world. We strive to become a reliable partner to vets, aiding industry professionals in the digital age to grow their local business.


Vets Central operates an all-inclusive technological platform which encompassing online education, digital media, online retail and online pharmacy. Aimed at connecting users with vet specialists around the world, it is supported by our TeleVeterinary Consultants, a panel of U.S. and European Board Certified veterinarian specialists from America, Israel and Hong Kong, available for consultation 24/7.


The TeleVets service enables General Practice vets to access medical support and world class advice in their local practice. In addition, on the same platform consulting vets can also offer their tele-veterinarian advice globally.


Leveraging our technological solutions and worldwide network, we enable veterinarians to expand their knowledge and skills, enhance customer service and grow their practices.

For more details, please contact:
Peter de Krassel
Phone: +852 9805 1347
E-mail: [email protected]




Contact Information:

Peter de Krassel
Phone: +852 9805 1347
E-mail: [email protected]

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