Vet Industry Leaders Fault AVMA for Reticence on Key Issues
Earlier in the discussion, several panelists had expressed frustration with respect to telemedicine and its lack of legislative progress relative to telemedicine in human healthcare.
“I think the AVMA has a very important role to play,” vet telemedicine company Vetster medical director Dr. Sarah Machell, BSc, DVM told the conference. “From what I can see, sitting up on top of the United States , they have a lot of clout. They have over a hundred thousand members.
“There’s a lot of protectionist behavior that’s still happening at that level. And, there’s a lot of fear of losing a piece of the pie. It’s a bit challenging to answer what their role is.”