Ethics in Veterinary Medicine


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Medical records are:

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1. The first and most important responsibility in veterinary medicine is:

2. Who sets the standards for veterinary medical ethics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Veterinary ethics is an important issue to study up on if you're planning on becoming a vet. Take advantage of this worksheet and quiz to confirm your knowledge of why ethics are so important, what constitutes ethical behavior, and who decides industry standards.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The significance of ethical behavior when working with animals
  • Examples of ethical considerations
  • What organization creates standards for veterinary technicians
  • The organization that develops standards for veterinary medical ethics

Skills Practiced

Use these skills while working on the worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast veterinary organizations from the lesson, such as AVMA and NAVTA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the primary duty of veterinary medicine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about medical records

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson titled Ethics in Veterinary Medicine will strengthen your understanding of ethics in this career field. This lesson includes the objectives below:

  • Define ethics and differentiate it from morals
  • List examples of unethical behavior that some vets might practice
  • Distinguish between three different veterinary organizations that set ethical standards
  • Discuss the difficulty of addressing both the patients' and clients' needs