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

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association is dedicated to promoting integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine by providing quality continuing education; engaging in public relations and marketing efforts; lobbying/advocating on behalf of the interests of the profession in the NC General Assembly; and supporting a variety of educational and animal welfare philanthropic endeavors.