Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR)

Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR)

a relationship that must be met by a veterinarian in the USA prior to any therapy being administered to the animal(s). A valid VCPR requires: that the veterinarian takes responsibility for medical and treatment judgments for the animal(s) and that the client agrees to follow the veterinarian's instructions; that the veterinarian has close knowledge of the animal(s) and their medical condition obtained by examination and premise visit; that the veterinarian be available for follow up visits or has emergency coverage in the event of adverse reactions or failure of the treatment regimen.
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