Telemedicine: Report of the AVMA Practice Advisory Panel (2016)

​Open for Comment

The AVMA seeks input on this report, especially the recommendations regarding the AVMA’s Model Veterinary Practice Act and the policy on Remote Consulting, the summary of which starts on page 37. Please send comments to Telemedicine@avma.org no later than March 15, 2017.

Full Report (PDF)

The AVMA Board of Directors asked the Practice Advisory Panel to consider issues related to telehealth and telemedicine, and to make recommendations to guide the veterinary profession’s responsible use of telemedicine through possible AVMA policy, guidelines, best practices and/or resources for practicing veterinarians.

Working through its Telemedicine Subcommittee and five working groups to tap the expertise of more than 50 volunteers, the Practice Advisory Panel prepared this final report and presented it to the Board of Directors in January 2017.

The report is provided here (PDF) for informational purposes only. The information in this report has not been approved by the AVMA Board of Directors, nor the AVMA House of Delegates, and it is not to be construed as AVMA policy. It also is not intended as a definitive statement on the subject of veterinary telemedicine, but rather to serve as a resource providing practical information for the reader.

This report also is available as a free download in a variety of formats compatible with e-readers through Smashwords.