Dr. Jason Johnson Founding Member of Veterinary Virtual Care Association
Dr. Jason Johnson joins veterinary professionals around the nation to form a new nonprofit organization called the Veterinary Virtual Care Association (VVCA). In the wake of the global pandemic, there was a sudden demand for veterinary virtual care. This new group was formed to help the profession navigate how to implement virtual care into practice.
“Implementation and adoption of virtual care comes from every corner of this profession from academia, private practice, corporate practices, technicians, veterinarians and industry professionals,” said Vice President and Dean Jason Johnson, DVM. “It is critically important for every member of this profession to come together to define what the future of veterinary virtual care looks like.”
The founding members in addition to Johnson are Mark Cushing, Dr. Cheryl Good, Dr. Eleanor Green, Dr. Charlotte Lacroix, Deb Leon, Dr. Kerri Marshall, Dr. Aaron Smiley, Bruce Truman, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang and Dr. Audrey Wystrach. The VVCA will advocate best practices, provide educational resources, and create a space for a wide alliance of professionals to congregate and accelerate the adoption of virtual care (telehealth, telemedicine, telemonitoring, teletriage, etc.) within veterinary medicine.
This new global, nonprofit association is dedicated to developing best practices for delivering virtual care for animals, defining quality standards and protocols for practicing virtual care, sharing experiences among practice teams, engaging with virtual care providers and advocating for policies in support of quality virtual care.
The VVCA is a membership-based organization open to all students, veterinarians, practices, allied organizations and technology providers. The VVCA will partner with industry leaders, licensed professionals and technology platforms to find innovative solutions to transform how veterinarians bring high-quality, convenient and affordable care in every community.
To receive more information, please visit http://vvca.org.
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.
The Veterinary Virtual Care Association is a global, nonprofit association dedicated to developing best practices for delivering virtual care for animals, defining quality standards and protocols for practicing virtual care, sharing experiences among practice teams, engaging with virtual care providers and advocating for policies in support of quality virtual care.