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Many veterinarians in Minnesota are the true animal advocates, working hard to protect, heal and nurture animals. They practice their profession conscientiously.

 

The Veterinarian’s Oath

In 1969, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s House of Delegates adopted the Veterinarian’s Oath. This Oath was later amended in 1999 and now reads:

“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 animal 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.”

 

The missing link
Unfortunately, there are veterinarians who have placed revenues above the relief of animal suffering, and do not act in the best interest of their profession or animals. 

The role of the breeder's veterinarian
For veterinarians of breeders who are licensed under the USDA-APHIS, there are specific roles and responsibilities.

Veterinarian organizations
There are key organizations in Minnesota and the nation who influence animal legislation and veterinarian behavior.

 

 

 

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