From the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): The Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) – why it needs to be established in person
The Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) – why it needs to be established in person
September 21, 2023
As telemedicine appointments become more common in veterinary medicine, some states are moving toward allowing the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) to be established virtually, without a previous in-person examination of the animal or visit to the premises where the animals are kept. The AVMA opposes a VCPR being established virtually because it creates serious risks for patient health and safety.