Issue 50 - Telemedicine


The Board has recently developed a guideline for veterinarians interested in telemedicine and is seeking comment from the profession.

The guideline is available from the Resources section of the website under Guidelines and Registration and is called Technology-based patient consultations.

The above terminology has been used to distinguish technology-based consultations with clients and patients from those with colleagues.  The latter has also been referred to as teleconsulting.  Simply consulting with clients alone would not be a restricted act of veterinary science (unless the advice was ‘veterinary’ advice).

The aim of the guideline is to assist veterinarians in complying with the Veterinary practitioners code of professional conduct when providing technology-based patient consultations in NSW. 

If you have comments on any of this document please contact the Board at