Human health doctors have the Hippocratic Oath. Do veterinarians have an oath?

A: Yes, the American Veterinary Medical Association adopted the following oath in 1969:

“”Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine,

I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.””

Source: American Veterinary Medical Association


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