Remote Consulting

Comment on this policy

The AVMA opposes remote consulting including, but not limited to, telephone or web-based media, offered directly to the public when the intent is to diagnose and/or treat a patient in the absence of a veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) as defined by the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act. Remote consulting directly with the patient owner can be beneficial and is acceptable  when performed with an agreement and in collaboration with the attending veterinarian who has established and retains the VCPR.