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Veterinarian Oath

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 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.

– 1985 –

— Dr. Kathleen Hefner, M.S., D.V.M.