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Veterinarians can offer clients telemedicine services as long as they have established a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) as defined in the applicable state's veterinary practice act.
Veterinary practice acts vary by state, so check with your state licensing board for details.
Telemedicine can be offered in a number of different ways. Telephone calls, text messaging, online chat, email consultations, and visits conducted through videoconferencing programs are all examples of telemedicine.
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic however, veterinarians are being asked to limit in-person contact with their clients. This has led some federal and local governments to relax the legal requirements surrounding telemedicine, making this service available to a wider range of pet owners.
Here's how to get the most from a telehealth visit with your vet.
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