Groundbreaking Technology Allows Pet Parents, Veterinarians and Other Caregivers to Gain Deeper Insights and Take Preventive Health Measures to Help Enhance Quality of Life Together
Member Portal Website Provides Personalized, Exclusive Tips, Insight and Education to Pet Parents From Leading Veterinary and Pet Wellness Experts Including, "America's Favorite Vet" Dr. Tim Hunt
CHANTILLY, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/20/15 -- i4C Innovations Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. (INTX) announced today, at the National American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference, an impressive roster of veterinarians and pet wellness experts who will be contributing exclusive content to VOYCE™ -- the unprecedented wearable band and wellness experience for dogs and their pet parents. VOYCE -- which has received accolades from press, technology and veterinary communities -- is now officially available for order at mydogsvoyce.com and will begin shipping in March. VOYCE will help pet parents, caregivers and veterinarians understand their dogs and pet patients like never before by providing objective data previously very difficult to obtain and exclusive educational information.
Named one of the year's hottest new technology innovations by leading media outlets, VOYCE is a highly sophisticated wearable health monitor coupled with a powerful member portal that provides 360-degree insight into a dog's well being. VOYCE provides key vital sign data and gives vets and pet parents additional information on which to base care giving and treatment plans.
"Consider all the questions you want to ask your dog like 'How are you feeling?', 'How do we teach you not to jump on everyone that comes to the door?' or 'How did you sleep?'," said Jeff Noce, President, i4C Innovations and pet parent to English Mastiff "Scout." "Now with technological and educational insights from VOYCE, members will have the tools and resources from top experts in the field at their fingertips to become more informed pet parents."
The VOYCE Experience™ includes a member portal with veterinary approved content provided by LifeLearn, an award-winning educational publisher and interactive media company established within the vet and pet-related industries as well as other expert members of the vet community. LifeLearn was recently honored for its cutting edge technology achievements at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show ("CES") as the winner in the pet health category at the "Everyday Health Awards." Together with VOYCE, which was named "Best of CES 2014" by leading tech media, the partnership delivers a robust content offering that provides pet parents with member-only access to exclusive educational articles, tips and vital information tailored to their dog that works hand in hand with the health and wellness band.
"The team of experts that we have assembled for the VOYCE Member Portal represent all areas of dog health and wellness, including cardiology and psychology, dentistry and pain management, world renowned trainers, rehabilitation, poison control and nutrition, just to name a few. With their expertise, articles and advice, VOYCE is uniquely positioned to be the most comprehensive partner for vets and pet parents providing the best care possible for dogs," said Noce. "Our goal is to provide pet parents and their caregivers with objective wellness indicators, insights and education to empower them to enable their dog's to have the most fulfilling life possible."
VOYCE expert contributors include Dr. Tim Hunt, the 2014 winner of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's "Favorite Veterinarian" honor, who will be taking VOYCE to Alaska this March when he participates in the Iditarod. "I am honored to be working with the team at VOYCE, not only to help bring this cutting edge technology to the veterinary world to improve the efficiency and quality of care in our practices, but to also see the benefits first-hand through my training for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race," said Dr. Tim Hunt. "I will be utilizing VOYCE on my dogs as we train in Alaska leading up to the big race in March," he added. A practicing veterinarian for over 25 years, Dr. Hunt serves as a volunteer vet during his trips to Alaska and founded the Alaska Veterinary Rural Program to help administer veterinary care in small villages.
In addition to veterinary reviewed and approved content provided by LifeLearn and Dr. Hunt, the member portal will also feature ongoing tips and advice from leading industry experts including:
Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times best-selling author for "Inside of a Dog" and professor of psychology, Barnard College, New York
Dr. Andy Roark, veterinarian, speaker and author
Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, veterinarian, creator of Pawcurious and print, TV and radio contributor
Dr. Joseph J. Wakshlag, veterinarian, Cornell University Veterinary Nutritionist
Dr. Amy Mohl, veterinarian, contributor to Veterinary Team Brief magazine and Interactive Medical Editor at Brief Media
Dr. Justine Lee, veterinarian, Emergency medicine and toxicologist, CEO and founder of VetGirl, speaker and author
Dr. Marc Kraus, veterinarian, ACVIM Cardiologist, Cornell University
Dr. Dani McVety, veterinarian, co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinarian Hospice, speaker and author
Dr. Debbie Gross, canine rehabilitation practitioner, writer, teacher and host
Jenn Fadal, national Pet Wellness & Lifestyle expert, founder of ThePackMom.com
Lourdes Edlin, animal trainer and spokesperson
Aaron Hill, celebrity dog trainer
Krista Wickens, inventor and co-founder of PetZen Products
Karen Overall, certified applied animal behaviorist
Dr. Robin Downing, integrative medicine and pain management specialist
Dr. Gary Landsberg, veterinary behaviorist, consultant, speaker and author
Dr. Debra Horowitz, veterinary behaviorist, speaker and author
Dr. Lynn Buzhardt, veterinarian, author, speaker and print, TV and radio contributor
Dr. Jan Bellows, veterinarian and author
Dr. Ernie Ward, veterinarian, author, speaker and print, TV and radio contributor
VOYCE is available in four sizes, and is available for puppies to elderly dogs. It retails for $299 plus a monthly membership service of $9.95 per month.
"Dogs give us unconditional love and loyalty," said Noce. "For all they do for to enhance our lives, it is our goal with VOYCE to give them the best life possible."
To purchase or learn more about VOYCE, visit MyDogsVoyce.com.
To download a press kit visit MyDogsVoyce.com/Press.
About i4C Innovations:
i4C Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. At i4C Innovations, we love dogs. And we know that no one else knows your dog the way you do. Every day, we're inspired by our own pets and the desire to have a more rewarding and enduring relationship with them. We created VOYCE because we believe in a world where pet parents don't have to guess anymore-where thanks to our comprehensive approach to pet wellness, people understand their dogs on a deeper level, allowing them to create richer relationships.
About Intersections (www.intersections.com):
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) is a leading provider of identity risk management, privacy protection and other subscription based services for consumers. Our core services monitor personal information for our consumers, aggregate it into digestible, consumer-friendly reports and alerts, and provide personalized education and support to help our customers understand their information and take the actions they deem appropriate. Since its business was founded in 1996, Intersections has protected the identities of more than 36 million consumers. To learn more, visit http://www.intersections.com/.
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