A veterinarian works at a facility that provides general medical and surgical services for food producing animals, specifically for dairy cows. The veterinarian explains to clients that they provide preventive healthcare services, general medical and surgical services, and services outside of regular hours of operation when there is an urgent medical need for all animals in the herd. A veterinarian explains that the VCPR has no pre-determined endpoint and either the veterinarian or the client can end the VCPR if they feel the relationship is not able to continue.
A veterinarian working at a companion animal hospital explains to clients that they provide general medical, diagnostic, dental and surgical services; preventative health care; nutrition and behaviour consultations; non-conventional therapies such as laser therapy. Referrals to specialists and/or other veterinary clinics are made pending the expertise required for a given circumstance. The veterinarian also explains how after-hours care services will be provided. The VCPR will continue until such time as the veterinarian, or the client decide that it should be discontinued
An individual calls a companion animal hospital concerned that their dog has an ear infection. The veterinarian discusses with the individual that the clinic can establish a VCPR limited to providing treatment related to the ear infection only. The VCPR will be discontinued once the ear infection has resolved, and the patient is no longer on medication if any is prescribed. Provision of after-hours care would be related to the ear infection only. If any new health concerns occur during this treatment time, the veterinarian will need to decide if they wish to establish a new VCPR to offer a new scope of services.
A veterinarian works at a facility that is restricted to performing equine spinal manipulative therapy. The veterinarian explains to clients the scope of services to be provided within the VCPR. This includes that the provision of after-hours care services is limited to care related only to the treatment provided by that veterinarian. The veterinarian also explains that the VCPR is discontinued once the agreed upon treatment plan (one treatment or a series of treatments) has been completed.
When establishing a VCPR with a client, a veterinarian describes the scope of services that are to be provided by both the veterinarian and the veterinary facility as well as what is expected of the client to maintain the VCPR. The veterinarian clearly explains and provides in writing that any form of verbal abuse or threatening behaviour toward the staff of the clinic and non-payment of fees will result in the VCPR being discontinued.