What is Virtual Veterinary Care?

What is Virtual Veterinary Care?

Virtual Veterinary Care is a telemedicine-only practice helmed by Dr. Mark J. Nunez, who has decades of experience as a practicing veterinarian. Telemedicine is a convenient option for pet owners who need to quickly consult with a licensed vet about a non-urgent medical concern, such as follow-up care, nutritional recommendations, and minor illness or injury, without leaving home. Through the Anipanion app, VVC offers text chat, phone call, or video call options for consulting with Dr. Nunez.

Dr Nunez With Puppy
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Establishing a Virtual Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

To establish a virtual veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with Virtual Veterinary Care, you will need to provide documented consent to the veterinarian for a telemedicine visit, including the acknowledgement that:

The same standards of care under the state Veterinary Practice Act and regulations apply to telemedicine and in-person medical services. As the pet owner, you have the option of choosing an in-person vet visit over telemedicine.

Obtaining a Prescription

Obtaining a Prescription

Prescriptions based on a virtual VCPR should be issued initially for no more than 30 days and may not be renewed for more than 30 days without an additional virtual or in-person examination for your pet.

A prescription renewed once and based upon only virtual examinations may not be renewed again without an in-person examination.

An in-person examination is required for controlled substance prescriptions, except for limited dosage deemed essential by the veterinarian to maintain your pet’s safety during transport to a clinic for an in-person examination.

We can also renew long-term prescriptions if the pet has an in-person examination with their regular veterinarian and receives appropriate testing/monitoring during the visit. VVC can have any testing needed done in your home with remote lab services!

Corgi Taking Prescription