An interesting perspective on veterinary telemedicine in the wake of COVID-19 from Dr. Buzby, a veterinarian who practices integrative medicine.
We are enthused that the Governor of Michigan issued Executive Order 2020-34 on April 2, 2020 that specifies the following:
“A plan must provide that all veterinary services, essential and non-essential, must be performed by telemedicine to the fullest extent possible while the declared emergency is in effect. If a non-essential service cannot be performed by telemedicine, a plan must require that it be postponed. If an essential service cannot be performed by telemedicine, a plan need not postpone it and may allow it to be performed in person.”
It is a such a relief to rescue organizations and pet owners alike have access to a veterinarian at this time to address non-emergency needs.