These seven steps serve as a foundation to help with practical implementation, whether you are just beginning to consciously structure your telehealth services or are expanding your offerings. They are enhanced with examples to deepen your understanding of the choices you have in adapting telehealth to meet the goals for your practice.
AAHA and the AVMA are very pleased to present these jointly produced Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice in response to member requests. They are designed to support the AVMA’s Guidelines for the Use of Telehealth in Veterinary Practice , which can be found at avma.org/telehealth. Understanding how COVID-19 accelerated consumer expectations for on-demand and virtual services in every aspect of life, a Task Force of experts was convened to develop this content and ensure its relevance for veterinary practices. The result: a “how-to” resource offering step-by- step, ready-to-implement recommendations to better integrate Connected Care (telehealth) into small-animal practice.
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