The Veterinary Oath
After acquiring our veterinary degree, we were required to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). In doing so, we have taken the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) oath:
"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine,
[we] solemnly swear to use [our] 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.
[We] will practice [the] profession conscientiously, with dignity
and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
[We] accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement
of [our] professional knowledge and competence."