Veterinary groups launch new coalition to advance telehealth care

Before telehealth is used, an in-person veterinarian-client-patient relationship needs to be established.

Seeking to enhance and expand patient care through wider use of telehealth in veterinary medicine, a group of leading professional and industry organizations have formed the Coalition for Connected Veterinary Care. The coalition will collaborate across the veterinary and animal health industry to enhance and expand veterinary care by leveraging technology, while safeguarding the health and welfare of animals and the people who care for them.

“Proper use of telehealth holds great potential to improve access to veterinary services, enhance the medical care we provide for our patients, strengthen and support our relationships with our clients, and improve the efficiency of our veterinary healthcare teams and the services we deliver,” said Jose Arce, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, in sharing news about the coalition during the AVMA’s annual Convention  in Philadelphia.

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