Understanding the Difference: Telemedicine vs. Telehealth in Veterinary Care

Mark Cushing discusses the distinction between telemedicine and telehealth in the context of veterinary care. Telemedicine is defined as medical practice conducted by licensed veterinarians virtually, involving diagnosing, , prescribing medications, and conducting surgery for pets. On the other hand, telehealth involves non-doctor professionals like veterinary nurses or technicians providing guidance and support to pet owners through electronic tools, offering general knowledge, decision support, and recommendations, but without diagnosing or prescribing treatments. The video explores the legal framework and the specific roles allowed for non-doctor individuals in the context of pet care.

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