We are ready to support you and your pets, that’s why it’s business as usual at Animal Friends. If you are struggling financially and would like to discuss your payments, please contact us. 

Free unlimited
vet video calls 24/7

Speak face-to-face with a vet on your phone, any hour of the day, 365 days of the year.

If you need advice for your pet, don’t wait for an appointment at your local vet.

Get instant access to qualified vets through the Joii app for all dog and cat customers.

Vet advice from your home

Available from the comfort of your own home for all dogs and cats insured with Animal Friends.

Comprehensive symptom checker

A comprehensive and industry-leading symptom checker that’s free to use.

Preventative care for your dog or cat

Joii nurse clinics can help prevent future health issues your pet.

Free health advice clinics

With qualified vet nurses on a range of topics from puppy and kittens through to weight management and dental checks.

Why we are partnering with Joii

We are passionate about the welfare of animals and want to make sure that our customers have access to expert advice whenever and wherever they need it. That’s why Animal Friends’ dogs and cats have unlimited* vet video calls with Joii for free.

Face-to-face calls with a qualified Joii vet will allow you to ask questions and share concerns, providing a more reliable alternative to searching the internet for a diagnosis.

Protect your dog or cat with Animal Friends and get access to free unlimited video calls with Joii.

*Subject to fair usage policy. Please see Joii Terms and Conditions

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Online vet consultations with Joii

Video consults from the comfort of your own home.

Visits to the vets can be stressful for your pet. Through the Joii app you can instantly video call one of the fully qualified Joii vets for a full consultation.

You can also buy products through the app to treat your pet at home. Please note, you will need to cover the cost of treatment. Not all treatments are covered by your insurance so please check your policy documents.

Access to this service is available 24/7/365 and is completely free for Animal Friends dogs and cats. Vet consultations for non-Animal Friends customers are usually £20.

For more questions check out our  FAQs.FAQs.

Preventative pet care

Prevention is better than the cure, and it’s usually cheaper, too! These online nurse clinics can help you recognise the signs or symptoms of an illness, understand how to prevent certain diseases during your pet’s lifetime, and save you money in the long run while keeping your pet happy and healthy.

Weight and dietary advice clinics, advice for pets travelling abroad, dental clinics, older pet checks and advice for puppies and kittens throughout their first year of life.

FREE video call with a nurse

You can speak to one of the Joii veterinary nurses for advice on:

  • Weight and diet
  • Dental checks
  • Flea, worms and ticks
  • Puppy and kitten advice
  • Grooming
  • Older pet care.
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Puppy and kitten health checks

Our puppy and kitten health clinics give you access to vet nurses about any questions or concerns you may have, enabling you to feel more confident about caring for your pet and avoiding unnecessary vet bills in the future.

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Symptom checker

Hair loss, lumps, bumps, abnormal itching and poos. The symptom checker on the Joii app is a free and simple way to find out what the problem is and what to do next.

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Fully qualified vets and nurses

Joii was created and is delivered by a network of fully RCVS qualified veterinary care professionals, based in the UK.

Before you start..

The Joii app is compatible with Apple iOs 10.0 or later, iPhone and iPod Touch and Android 6.0 or later. The Joii app is not to be used in life-threatening situations, please contact your vet in the event of an emergency. Joii vet and vet nurses are not able to discuss policy details, for further information about your policy please log in or register to view your policy details online. Alternatively, contact us at info@animalfriends.co.uk or call 0344 557 0300.

Please connect to Wifi to avoid any additional mobile provider charges and to ensure a better user experience.

Download the Joii app on your phone and sign up as an Animal Friends customer to start using the app today.

FAQs

If you are unhappy with the service/advice/recommended treatment from Joii, please email hello@joiipetcare.com who will respond within 48 hours.

If Joii has recommended you use an out of hours vet, then we will review this charge once we receive confirmation, such as clinical notes, from Joii.

Consultations with our vets and nurses will be shared with Animal Friends and will be referred to in the event of a claim.

The Joii app is available on smartphones and tablets. Your device will need to have a webcam and a mic. You’ll also need to ensure that you have a good internet connection. The Joii app may not work on older devices. Minimum requirements are: For iOS: compatible with Apple iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. For Android: compatible with Android 6.0 or later.

You can ask any questions through an online consultation with a nurse. They may already have access to your notes and will be able to help you.

If you have used any medication as directed and not seen any improvement you can discuss this during any follow up appointments scheduled through Joii.

Alternatively, you can email Joii at hello@joiipetcare.com.

Yes. The veterinary team will be able to recommend hundreds of products to help treat your pet for non-emergency situations. You will be able to order these through the Joii app and they will be delivered to your home.

Please note that a range of products are classed as prescription only medications. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon guidelines currently state these can only be dispensed for pets after a physical consultation with a vet. However these guidelines have been lifted during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Through Joii, our customers can access almost all medications your pet may need following a video call consultation with a Joii vet, including these conditions requiring prescription medications:

  • Painkillers for conditions like arthritis
  • Heart medications
  • Antibiotics for all sorts of infections like wounds
  • Eye and ear drops
  • Antiepileptics for treating pets with fits
  • Insulin for diabetes
  • Many flea and worm treatments
  • Treatment for hormonal diseases such as thyroid problems.

Most conditions can be diagnosed and managed through video consultations. Joii vets will always advise you if your pet has an emergency and needs to see a vet in person. They will also offer support with how you can do this as safely as possible, under the current circumstances.

It is uncertain whether the guidelines will continue to be lifted in the future when any lockdown guidelines have changed, but we will continue to keep you informed.

Joii is an online service only. If one of Joii’s vets recommends you visit a practice, they can help you find your nearest practice, if you do not have one already.

If you are trying to sign up for the first time on the Joii app and your details are not matching Animal Friends records, please contact Animal Friends at info@animalfriends.co.uk or call 0344 557 0300.

If you are having any other problems accessing or using the Joii app, please email contact@joiipetcare.com.

A lot of examinations are carried out effectively online! Sometimes it’s better to see a pet in their relaxed home environment. However, should they feel it be more suitable for your pet to be examined face to face, the vet or nurse will let you know and will help you find a vet near you or inform you to go to your usual vets.

No. Joii is designed to give you access to an online consultation when you may not be able to get to your usual veterinary practice. Whilst the Joii vets and veterinary nurses won’t be from your usual practice, they will be fully registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and, with your permission, can request access to your pets’ medical records should they need them.

The Joii app consultations or symptom checker should not be used in urgent, life threatening situations. Joii does have a vet finder that can help you locate your nearest veterinary practice.

When you download the app, you are able to select the option ‘Login with Animal Friends’. The app will check that the details you enter on the app match our records. If they don’t, please call us on 0344 557 0300. When you have successfully signed up, you should find your Animal Friends pets have been added into the app for you. If a pet is not showing, please contact us on 0344 557 0300.

To start using Joii, search for Joii Pet Care on the App Store or in Google Play and download the app to your phone or tablet. Select the option ‘Login with Animal Friends’ and follow the instructions. When you register, the details that you enter on the app must match the details we have on our records. If they don’t, please call us on 0344 557 0300 to check our records are up to date.

You need to be 18 or older, live in the UK and have a valid email address to use Joii. Free vet consultations are available for dog and cat policyholders.