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; providing the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences; supporting its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials; and listening and lobbying on behalf of the interests to the entire profession and serve as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state.