Guiding Principles for Telehealth

  1. Virtual Care tool use should never sacrifice high-quality medicine or put the patient at risk.

  2. Virtual Care tools should only be used when both the veterinary professional and the client feel comfortable using them.

  3. Virtual Care tools are best used when they reduce time, improve accessibility, and reduce costs.

  4. Virtual Care should only be used when state legislation permits their use.

  5. Virtual Care tools should only be used for diagnosing and prescribing when a Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship has been established.