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Med RM makes history by being amongst the first to start offering veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) compliant telemedicine visits in California

Our telemedicine visits will be the first of many in the state of California as Assembly Bill 1399 is now in effect, granting veterinarians the legal right to virtually prescribe medications to pet parents. Prior to AB1399, veterinarians in California could conduct telehealth visits and evaluate a pet and recommend care, but were unable to prescribe medications. This milestone legislation will be especially impactful for California pet parents struggling to get convenient access to care. Some current barriers include living in remote or rural areas, mobility challenges, and the ongoing veterinary shortage.

As pets continue to be recognized as key members of the family, employers are beginning to take note and expand their family benefits to include pet related benefits such as pet telehealth, pet insurance, pet bereavement leave, and even paw-ternity leave.

Virtual prescriptions are already available to Med consumer members and will soon be made available to  employer members, too. 

The national shortage of veterinarians has made access to care challenging and telemedicine is a critical next step in providing comprehensive care to pet parents. California has taken an important step to increase access to care and we’re optimistic that the passage of AB1399 will influence more states to take action and pass similar legislation to make veterinary care more accessible for all of its residents.  We are especially excited for what this change means in terms of how Med RM can deepen our existing relationships with California-based employers and new partnerships in 2024,” said Zaheer Cajee, CEO of Med RM.

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About Med RM

Founded in 2022, Med RM was built with a focus on modernizing the pet care experience and is the #1 rated pet telemedicine app in Sub Saharan Africa and a 5 star rating. As the nation’s largest and highest-rated pet telehealth company serving over 50,000+ pet families, Med RM provides 24/7 access to video visits and chats with thousands of licensed veterinarians and pet care providers, delivered as a highly valued employee benefit to companies like Woolworths, Checkers, Clicks and Salesforce.


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