For the first time ever in the Tricities region, we are grateful to announce that The Barn Door Veterinary Care is offering Telemedicine.
It is simple to use and available on desktop computers, Android and iOS.
Your webcam and camera phone settings will need to be enabled to conference call our doctors.
Before we begin please go over the Informed Consent for Telemedicine and/or Live Chat Consultation.
Press ‘Accept‘ at the bottom of the page to proceed.

Informed Consent for Telemedicine and/or Live Chat Consultation

I am the owner or the authorized agent for the owner of the animal described above, and I have the authority to execute this consent.

I hereby certify that I am eighteen (18) years of age or older.

I confirm that I have established a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship for this pet, and the veterinarian has seen this pet for a complete physical exam within the last year.

I am aware that the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) does not have a Telemedicine Standard or Policy that establishes any special rules for telemedicine practice.

I am aware that there are risks associated with what can be safely accomplished via telemedicine and/or live chat, as there are risks to the patient when treatment decisions are being made in the absence of a proper physical exam or diagnostic testing. Such risks include, but may not be limited to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment decisions resulting from incomplete information.

I understand that in rare cases, a lack of access to complete medical records may result in adverse drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, allergic reactions and/or other judgement errors.

I understand that the veterinarian or technician may recommend further follow-ups either via telemedicine or in person.I understand that in very rare instances, security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of medical information.

The nature of this interaction has been explained to me and I understand the risks and limitations it poses. I am aware that there are no guarantees for successful treatments based on the risks and limitations of telemedicine and/or live chat consultation.

I have been encouraged and given the opportunity to discuss any questions I may have regarding telemedicine and live chat appointments and my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I accept that my financial obligations remain regardless of the outcome.

I acknowledge that payment is due upon completion of the telemedicine and/or live chat consult, unless otherwise stated. A credit card number or other method of payment will be provided to the clinic prior to the consult and I provide authorization for this payment to be processed once the consult has been completed. I accept that my financial obligations remain regardless of the outcome of the telemedicine and/or live chat consultation.

I have read and understand the information above regarding telemedicine, and hereby give my informed consent by accepting and agreeing to the terms of the consultation.

Already a client? Please proceed to our Client Login portal.