The Veterinary Oath and the Internet Vet
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re: The Veterinary Oath and the Internet Vet
Hello dog, cat and other animal owners.
First a quick note to those who have birds, rabbits, horses
and other pets I don’t discuss. I wish I could cover other animals,
but there is SO much information to cover, that I have to restrict
Many of the principles I teach are applicable, so you can get some
GREAT value from my newsletter, plus it’s entertaining..
ON the topic of Veterinary Societies, I thought I would give you
a copy of the ‘Veterinary Oath’
I feel that I live up to these standards, both in my practice, and
with Veterinary Secrets Revealed, Pet First Aid Secrets, and The
Here is the oath:
As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear
that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit
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 practise 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.
As you all know, there are those who don’t believe that what I am
doing falls in line with the oath.
Never mind that most veterinarians in practice today would
have a hard time telling you one line of the oath..
I stumbled into Natural Veterinary Medicine, after questioning what
exactly I did to indirectly cause the death of my own dog.
I fed him Veterinary Only dry dog kibble.
I gave him multiple yearly vaccines.
I had him on some pretty potent anti-inflammatory medications.
He developed liver and spleen cancer and died suddenly at the age of 8.
And I began to look at what I did to contribute to him getting cancer at
such a young age, and I believe all 3 of the above things played a role.
I can now look in the mirror and feel good about what I am advising-
that’s my gut ethical test- and I feel it complies pretty well with
the Veterinary Oath.
P.S. If you are wanting to check out exactly what I am talking about,
here are some places to visit.
They are not warm and tropical, but the information could go a long way
in keeping your pet healthy and extending your pet’s life.
Here are the sites:
It’s Your Pet. Heal Them At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
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