Here is the exact wording of the Veterinary-Client Patient Relationship By-law that governs veterinarians when they insist that they must examine your animal(s):
The veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) is the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients and their patients.
A VCPR exists when your veterinarian has:
Dispensing or prescribing a prescription product requires the existence of a VCPR. Your veterinarian will determine the best course of treatment for your animal(s).
Read more in this letter to all veterinary clients: Letter to all veterinary clients