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In California, pending vet telemed bill invites key debate over Vet-Client-Patient-Relationship definition

A significant piece of legislation for veterinary telemedicine is making its way through the California legislature, with a committee hearing scheduled for July 10. The legislation still needs to pass a Senate vote, and TCR will be covering it, including but not limited to stakeholders, lobbyists, and key policy debates.

According to an ASPCA survey of a representative sample of U.S. pet owners, over the past the two years, about a quarter of respondents said they were unable to access veterinary care, with over 40 percent saying they couldn’t afford it.