Competence Areas at RISE ICT

Swedish animal health care is a growing industry which accounted for approximately 3.3 billion SEK in 2014. The industry is in strong growth and today, every other household in Sweden owns a pet. The degree of insurance in dogs, cats and small and exotic animals increases, which increases the demand for qualified veterinary hospital care. Today, a large animal hospital is comparable with a county hospital in human health. The diagnostic tools and treatment options today are fully comparable to those used for human care.

PetCast is a collaboration between the animal hospital Blå Stjärnan and RISE Interactive, financed by the Swedish government agency Vinnova. In this collaboration a model and prototype for how communication between veterinary personal and pet owners can be made more efficient, convenient and personal.