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Client Communications and Consent

The Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship The Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship

This Professional Practice Standard defines the expectations of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and also provides guidance for terminating a VCPR while ensuring continuous animal care.

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Informed Client Consent - Standard Informed Client Consent - Standard

The Professional Practice Standard provides clarity on what informed client consent means in the context of the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship and how compliance with professional expectations for informed owner consent is demonstrated.

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Informed Client Consent - A Guide to the Standard Informed Client Consent - A Guide to the Standard

The Guide to the Standard provides further explanations about each condition for informed owner consent and offers suggestions for applying the standard in practice.

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Informed Client Consent - Sample Form Informed Client Consent - Sample Form

The sample form provides assistance for veterinarians in developing an informed client consent form.

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Guide to the Professional Practice Standard: Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship Guide to the Professional Practice Standard: Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

A VCPR is established when a veterinarian agrees with a client to provide veterinary services to an animal or group of animals. Using a question and answer format, this Guide to the Professional Practice Standard addresses questions and offers suggestions on how to apply the Professional Practice Standard in situations that arise in veterinary practice.

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