Mobile App Helps Pet Owners Find Closest Vet

Petsecure Vet Locator mobile app. (ITUNES)

A Winnipeg-based pet insurance company has come out with a smartphone app to help pet owners find the closest veterinarian.

Petsecure has released the Vet Locator app (iTunes link), which searches a user’s current location to help him or her find the closest veterinary practice.

“This is just the start of Petsecure venturing into the world of mobile,” said Mike Girardin, Petsecure’s e-commerce manager. “Easy to use with a simple format, the app will grow over time to include new features and expanded capabilities. We’ll be listening to our customers to see where they want us to take this.”

From the app, users can choose to call the practice, make an appointment, get instant directions, or save the listing to their favourites to bring up quickly at a later time.

The Petsecure Vet Locator app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and is optimized for iPhone 5. Support for BlackBerry and Android users is expected in the future.