Veterinary Oath

The Veterinary Oath guides the principles and practices of Canadian Veterinarians:

“As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my specific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society. I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.”