Before you leave the farm, you consider your relationship with this
farmer. Your role here is most definitely that of “problem
solver” and you have been made acutely aware of the situation at
hand. However, you know that there are times when the
veterinarian is not as in touch as he or she should be, and in these
situations the farmer is making disease and treatment decisions that
the farmer should not be making. You know that a valid VCPR is
key to proper diagnosis and responsible treatment of disease. You
run through the tenets of a valid VCPR.
For additional information on the veterinarian/client/patient relationship, please see “Additional Resources” at the end of this module.