veterinary telemedicine

Telemedicine Emerges as a Care Option for Veterinary Patients

Over the past few weeks as the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded in the U.S., several states have amended their laws to allow the use of telehealth in an effort to provide patients and doctors with a way to interact without physical contact, and the FDA temporarily suspended enforcement of some federal veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) requirements. Will telemedicine become a permanent part of veterinary clinical practice once COVID-19 is in our rearview mirror? Here are some of the benefits and best practices for implementing.

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Best Practices for Veterinary Curbside Check-ins to Stem Coronavirus

Curbside drop-offs and pick-ups at veterinary clinics and hospitals essentially keep pet owners out of the exam room, but still connected to the veterinary medical team. Adopting this “concierge service” minimizes the number of people entering the veterinary practice or hospital and reduces any risk of spreading Covid-19 disease, keeping both clients and the veterinary staff safe.

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FDA Partially Suspends VCPR Enforcement for Veterinary Telemedicine During Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps to encourage veterinary telemedicine during the new coronavirus pandemic, announcing Tuesday that it would temporarily suspend enforcement of some federal veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) requirements. “Specifically, FDA generally intends not to enforce the animal examination and premises visit VCPR requirements relevant to FDA regulations governing Extralabel Drug Use …

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COVID-19 Webinar for Veterinary Professionals

A free, RACE-approved webinar will enable veterinary professionals to help pets stay in homes and out of the sheltering system. This webinar will also provide clarity regarding conflicting information around personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements to help veterinary professionals better anticipate the potential barriers and contingencies involved. Protection Status