CVMA Policy on Veterinary Telehealth
The CVMA supports Veterinary Telehealth* as a beneficial modality when used for the best interest of the patient and client. Veterinarians utilizing Veterinary Telehealth must maintain a veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR). A VCPR cannot be established solely by telephonic or other electronic means.
* Veterinary Telehealth means the use of electronic communications and information technologies, including synchronous interactions and asynchronous storage and forward transfers, to facilitate veterinary healthcare at a distance.
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