i4C Innovations Inc., dba Voyce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. and the creators of the Voyce Health and Wellness Management System™, is pleased to announce that the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences will be the first veterinary college and teaching hospital to offer the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program™ to all patients, beginning in April, 2016.
Voyce Pro – designed specifically for veterinarians – enables remote observation of canine patients’ biometric data, including resting heart and respiratory rates, intensity of activity, quality of rest, and calories burned and more using the Voyce Health Monitor™. These data collected from a dog’s home environment have never before been available to veterinarians and are used to drive better patient health and practice outcomes.
“We’re very excited to partner with such a revered institution as Texas A&M,” said Michael Stanfield, Chairman and CEO of Intersections Inc. “We look forward to assisting the clinical activities of the college’s veterinarians, faculty, and students, while allowing the hospital’s clients to better understand their dog’s health and wellness using the objective data provided by the Voyce Pro System. Texas A&M has a commitment to technology as a vehicle for better medicine, and we are very pleased to assist in meeting that commitment.”
Eleanor M. Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, the Carl B. King dean for veterinary medicine at the CVM is passionate about incorporating the latest technological advancements in veterinary medicine in the hospital.
“As an organization, we strive to shape tomorrow's veterinarians while providing our clients an unmatched patient experience,” said Dr. Eleanor Green, “and integrating the latest advancements in veterinary medicine and technology is essential to our success. We look forward to incorporating Voyce Pro into our hospital and benefitting from the remote monitoring and objective data provided by this exciting new program.”
The partnership between Voyce and the CVM developed as a result of the positive experiences that Sonya G. Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology), had while using the system during a small trial on her canine patients suffering from heart disease.
“I use Voyce data in combination with my medical evaluation for the assessment of the clinical stability of my heart failure patients,” said Gordon. “Based on the health data I see, specifically resting heart rate, I can ascertain if a patient’s clinical management is effective and intervene, if necessary. The best tool to treat heart failure is early diagnosis. Voyce Pro has the potential to help us do a better job of this in a simple, cost-effective manner.”