RCVS Council Refers Telemedicine Trial Decision Back to Standards Committee

Posted 5 months ago

The aim of the proposed trial is to assess the benefits and risks of the remote prescription of POM-Vs where no physical examination of the animal has taken place. A more detailed proposal will come back to a future meeting of the council for discussion.

Issues raised at the meeting included how this would affect the provision of 24/7 emergency care and pain relief, considerations around antimicrobial resistance, and the effect such a trial may have on the current definition of an animal being “under his or her care”. Members of the council also spoke about the possible benefits of telemedicine.

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