Now You ‘C’ It, Now You Don’t: Defining the Client in the VCPR

The Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship, or “VCPR,” is the
Holy Grail of the practice of veterinary medicine. Business
and Professions Code section 4826.6(a) definitively states
that a “veterinarian shall not prescribe, dispense, or administer a
drug, medicine, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the
prevention, cure or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease
of animals unless a veterinarian-client-patient relationship exists.”
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