Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Fox.Vet?

Fox.Vet is a mobile phone application that aims to bring together the veterinary community (clinicians, students, technicians, and other veterinary professionals) by providing a virtual platform by which we can share our daily clinical experiences and discuss interesting cases through visual media.

Who is this application available to? 

Currently Fox.Vet is in it's beta testing phase and only available to Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) community. Although it is currently only available to iPhone users, we're developing the Android users will be able to enjoy it soon! 

Why do I have to enter my email prior to accessing Fox.Vet's login/signup page?

This is to ensure that only our beta testers within the Cornell CVM community can access Fox.Vet during our testing phase. If you are interested in using Fox.Vet but don't have a Cornell account, email us at hello@fox.vet or Contact us. 

Who are the masterminds behind this project? 

Fourth year veterinary students! See our Team page for more information.

How do we address concerns about patient/client confidentiality?

When we first developed this app, this was one of our top concerns, too. That is exactly why we have three documents in place to address this issue:

In addition, we've worked hard to implement a picture editing tool that allows the user to crop or block out potential identifying features that may violate client and patient confidentiality. 

How do we determine credibility/accuracy of information? 

Our mission is to embrace the Free Open Access Meducation model that is increasingly being utilized in human medicine. What does this mean for Fox.Vet? It means that we have a constantly evolving information source where accuracy is achieved by thecollaborative and interactive efforts of our veterinary community.

Fox.Vet is meant to be a discussion tool, not a source for definitive diagnoses. It is not meant to usurp time-tested tools (e.g. Merck, Vin, textbooks journal articles, etc). Rather it is meant to be a conversation starter between colleagues and to inspire further self-learning and research. 

Our app is different from the aforementioned tools because it is geared towards visual learnersintuitive to use, and has a friendly user interface. We seek to embrace the technological changes that are inevitable to our field, rather than being caught unprepared for the consequences of information misuse.

I still have concerns regarding client confidentiality and the honor code...

Fox.Vet has been evaluated and approved by the dean and hospital directors for use within the Cornell CVM community, and are in line with CUHA's blanket policy. Please feel free to stop us in the hallway or shoot us an email (hello@fox.vet) if there are any additional question or concerns!