Schofield Barracks VTR prepares for ROVR
March 24, 2014
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (March 21, 2014) -- Beginning April 14th, the Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) will become one of the last Army veterinary clinics to use a new Web-based records system.
Remote Online Veterinary Record (ROVR) is a secure Web-based application that will allow VTFs worldwide to access patient records.
The online service will serve as an effective way to provide quality veterinary care to service members' pets.
One of the most important features of the ROVR application will be the continuity of patient care. Now when a service member makes a permanent change of station, or PCS move, from Schofield Barracks to Fort Riley, Kan., and then to Fort Benning, Ga., years later, the level of patient care provided to the family's pets will not change. Furthermore, the service member will not have to collect pet's records when out-processing the VTF.
In order to achieve this equalized level of care, service members can expect the VTF's prices to be modified to accommodate the goal of standardized care in all VTFs, no matter the location.
During the second week of April, key staff members will undergo training for ROVR, in preparation for the application launch, scheduled April 14. To ensure a successful transition in systems, the Schofield Barracks VTF will be closed from April 14-16. During this time, the rest of the VTF staff will be trained on the new application system.
Once the VTF opens on April 17th, the VTF will be operating at a very slow pace with a reduced number of patients being seen, and then gradually become fully operational by the first week of May.
The VTF asks the community to be patient and understanding during this transition period.
The Schofield Barracks VTF is located in Building 936 on Duck Road. For appointments, call 808-655-5889 or 655-5893.