You’re Invited: First Webinar of 2021, 1/13

Are you ready for some learning? Kick off your prodev with us next Wednesday as we present another session in our Shelter Medicine series.


The Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) within Shelter Systems

Presented by: 

Aimee Dalrymple, DVM, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida Shelter Medicine Program


Wednesday, January 13, 3 pm ET

For Whom:

  • All types of animal welfare organizations, including shelters large and small, rescue, foster-based, transport, and temporary
  • Any shelter professional who is involved in medical decision-making, including executive directors, medical directors, foster coordinators
  • Veterinarians, including full-time shelter veterinarians, contract and relief shelter veterinarians, and private practice veterinarians who work with animal welfare organizations

What you’ll learn: 

In this webinar, we’ll discuss what the VCPR (Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship) is, why it is important legally and ethically, and how to define it within shelter systems. We’ll dig into real-life examples and consider specific situations such as telemedicine, transport, and health certificates.

Why it’s crucial now: 

“A valid VCPR is required for the practice of veterinary medicine in many jurisdictions, and traditionally the VCPR has been established with an in-person visit,” says Dr. Dalrymple. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health need to limit in-person contact has made this requirement very challenging. As we move forward into 2021, veterinarians and shelters will need to work together to ensure compliance with VCPR requirements.”

What you’ll get:

This live and recorded program is pending approval for:

  • 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval
  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

What else you’ll get: 

Members of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement who are vets or vet students may receive a free 1-year membership with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

Members of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians who are professionals may receive a 1-year Professional membership with The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement for only $1. Veterinary students are not eligible for this promotion as they have their own Student Membership option. (Membership instructions will be sent after you attend your first full webinar.)

How to be a part of it: 

Register for the webinar here.

More In Store!

Upcoming Webinar, 1/21: Beyond COVID: Planning and Forecasting Your 2021 Revenue

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