Nicol Alcain
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Dr. Nicol Alcain

DVM

Professional information

Designation
  • Veterinarian, DVM
About Vet

*****PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PRESCRIPTION IF YOU ARE NOT IN CALIFORNIA ***** *!!!!!IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BEFORE SCHEDULING!!!!!

Veterinary practice acts are state specific and regulate what can qualify as a veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR). A VCPR is REQUIRED in order to prescribe medications legally. Currently, VERY FEW states allow for a virtual visit to qualify as a VCPR in order to prescribe medication. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CALIFORNIA, all of the states that I am licensed in (Oregon, North Carolina, Florida) do not allow legal prescribing of medications without an in-person physical exam. I cannot prescribe medications for your pet unless I have examined them in-person within the last 12 months. If you are not in these states above or want more info on your state please look at link below, you may need to book with a doctor in your state if VCPR is allowed

https://vvca.org/resources/telemedicine-map/

UPDATE!!! Effective January 1, 2024 - IN CALIFORNIA ONLY Assembly Bill No. 1399 went into effect which will allow telemedicine to establish VCPR and be able to provide prescriptions a DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION. I do believe long term medication should be managed and approved by primary veterinarian in your local area (chronic allergy medication, seizure medication, treatment for chronic systemic illnesses, etc) - please keep in mind prescribing is at the doctors discretion and comfort level and there are always limitations to telemedicine. I am not comfortable prescribing virtually any medication that is a controlled drug (seizure medication, some cough medication, etc), a medication that requires chronic blood monitoring (thyroid medication, heartworm medication, etc), for a systemic condition that has not yet been diagnosed/requires testing to diagnose or anything that may pose harm or be inappropriate for your pet.

Additionally, in order to establish VCPR in California, your pet MUST be present for the virtual visit, if you cannot coordinate your pet to be present, please schedule when you are able to do so - no exceptions, it’s the law!

Location
  • Wilsonville, OR, US
Spoken languages
  • English
Species treated
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Cats (Feline)
Licenses
  • North Carolina, US
  • Florida, US
  • California, US
  • Oregon, US
Capabilities
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioral issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training

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