How much does it cost to build a veterinary app?

Standard price for a veterinary app: $37,500

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What is a veterinary app?

A veterinary application is a web or mobile application that enables veterinarians to communicate with their clients. Veterinary apps usually include interfaces for viewing patient information, scheduling appointments, and reviewing previous visits.

Veterinary apps are similar to other medical and healthcare apps, such as healthcare record-keeping apps, disease management apps, symptom tracking apps, and hospital administration apps. Some of the most popular veterinary applications include Banfield Pet Hospital, CVS Caremark, and PetMed.

Here are some recent veterinary app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A vet app. Features include vet login and customer login, video chat, record keeping and payment processing.

What is the typical cost to build a veterinary app?

A veterinary app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A veterinary app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent veterinary app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $25,000

How long does it take to build a veterinary app?

A veterinary app usually takes 333 hours to build. However, a veterinary app can be built in as few as 267 hours, or in as many as 400 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent veterinary apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 400

How to successfully grow your veterinary application

Veterinary apps must choose whether to focus on the needs of pet owners or veterinarians. If a veterinary app aims to help pet owners find a nearby veterinarian, then it needs to be able to show users that there are plenty of local veterinarians available. Otherwise, if its goal is to help veterinarians with their business, then it should be able to give users a complete view of the veterinarian's schedule and availability. A veterinary app can use its growth strategy to differentiate itself from other veterinary apps by appealing directly to users of particular types (for example, cat owners or dog owners).

Risks and challenges of building a veterinary application

A veterinary app faces safety risks related to animal treatment. Your app will need to take steps to ensure that it meets local and national regulations for animal care and welfare, and you should also consider requirements for the security of veterinary records. You should consult with your vet in determining whether an app is a viable option for your practice.

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