Telehealth & Telemedicine Legal and Ethical Considerations (2 hours)

With the advancements in communication and information technologies, veterinary medicine may have an opportunity to increase their use of telehealth tools to benefit animal health. This course will increase the participants’ knowledge of the state and federal regulatory landscape, explain the legal and ethical challenges that may arise with the use of telehealth, and provide tips to employ best practices for quality care and patient safety. This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval and VHMA approval.

" I greatly enjoyed Dr. Babcock's course on veterinary telehealth and telemedicine. She covered so many of the important details. After going through this course, veterinarians can better utilize these modalities as an additional way to provide patient care and feel comfortable that they have a better grasp on what can and cannot be offered via virtual visits. Each topic is divided into short modules, so you can take the course at your own pace, and you can repeat any module at any time to refresh your memory."

-Lori M. Teller, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), CVJ

Clinical Associate Professor, Telehealth

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University


Your Instructor

Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD

Dr. Sarah Babcock is a licensed veterinarian and attorney. She provides both online and live continuing education to help her colleagues fulfill their lifelong obligation to the continual improvement of professional knowledge and competence, as well as satisfy state licensing requirements.

Her active engagement in professional associations, academia, and small animal medicine helps to ensure that the courses offered are applicable to veterinary practice, reflect the needs of the profession, and encourage compliance with evolving veterinary medical law, ethics, and standards of care.

"The course covers all the bases on the legal and regulatory framework surrounding telemedicine in veterinary medicine. It's an essential primer for practices as they make decisions on how to use these tools in the time of coronavirus - and beyond."

-Douglas G. Aspros, DVM

Chief Veterinary Officer

Veterinary Practice Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 90 days-across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us and we will make it right!
Will I obtain a Certificate of Attendance?
After completing the course you will receive, at no charge, a Certificate of Attendance that you may provide to your veterinary licensing board upon request and/or at the time of your license renewal.
Is this program RACE approved?
Yes, this program (# 1078-41731) has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Can multiple staff share or take the training together?
Sharing is caring, but when it comes to this online course an individual purchase entitles the end user to only one license to access the materials. You must agree to “The Terms of Service” before using the materials, and these terms do not permit for the sharing, copying, or reproducing of any of the materials. If there are several members of your clinic who would like to all sign up, we can offer multiple licenses at a discounted rate. Please email [email protected] to discuss group pricing information.

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