HOD Discusses Constraints of Providing Emergency Care, Updates to Model Practice Act

Veterinarians have an ethical responsibility to provide emergency care, according to the AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics, but practicing that responsibility can prove to be challenging in certain situations.

The AVMA House of Delegates discussed the responsibility to provide emergency care as well as needed updates to the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act—possibly including updates related to license portability, veterinary technicians, and telehealth—at the Veterinary Information Forum during the regular annual session of the HOD, held July 28-29 in Philadelphia in conjunction with AVMA Convention 2022. Read More …