Electronic medical records, still images and video loops of ultrasound studies, radiographs and other data are transmitted over the internet to specialists all over the world. This allows your pet to have the benefit of a specialist without having to travel to a referral hospital. Cardiologists, radiologists, internists and avian and exotic specialists are frequently consulted. The turn around time for these consultations is usually less than 24 hours, but can be less than 2 hours in emergency situations. Telemedicine brings the expertise of a large referral hospital to County Animal Hospital. This saves time, money, inconvenience and sometimes a pet's life.