Veterinary Obligations to the Animal Kingdom


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The ___ treatment of animals is the treatment of animals in a manner of action that causes the least possible harm to an animal:

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1. Purposeful harm to an animal or the failure to take care of an animal properly is called:

2. In some states, it's not only an ethical obligation, but a legal requirement to report cases of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of veterinary obligations to animals. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include why reporting animal abuse is important and what veterinarians are ethically obliged to report.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • The term for treating animals so as to cause the least possible harm
  • The term for purposeful harm to or neglect of an animal
  • Why recognizing animal abuse is important
  • What veterinarians are ethically and legally required to report to authorities

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of humane treatment of animals
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about obligations to animals in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as humane treatment and animal abuse
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding veterinary obligations to animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about animal abuse, review the corresponding lesson on Veterinary Obligations to Animals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss our obligation to the animal kingdom
  • Differentiate between ethics and laws
  • Explore public expectations of animal ethics
  • Discuss obligations within the veterinary world