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Ch 2: Veterinary Ethics & Jurisprudence

About This Chapter

Watch these videos to learn about ethical standards in veterinary medicine. Get information on laws, regulations and agencies that govern this field and look at ethical concerns involving research.

Veterinary Ethics & Jurisprudence - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter examine the ethical code of conduct for workers in the field of veterinary medicine. Our instructors explain the obligations to animals in clinical and research settings. In other lessons, you'll learn about the laws that regulate the veterinary profession, including those regulating controlled substances. After completing this chapter's lessons, you should be able to:

  • Discuss common ethical issues and standards in the field of veterinary medicine
  • Explain how the veterinarian's oath compares to the physician's Hippocratic oath
  • Explore legal issues in the relationship between veterinary medicine provider and the client
  • Look at ethics for biomedical research
  • Describe federal laws and agencies involved in regulating veterinary medicine
  • Give examples of workplace safety laws for veterinary medicine

These brief video lessons simplify this topic to make learning enjoyable. Each lesson contains a short quiz that lets you test your knowledge. Video tags make it easy to return to specific points in the lesson to further review topics that require more study. If you still have questions, you can also contact the instructor.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Veterinary Ethics & Jurisprudence
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ethics in Veterinary Medicine

1. Ethics in Veterinary Medicine

This lesson will go over the definition of ethics and morals, what major organizations set the standard for patient care and ethics in veterinary medicine, and what are some of the unethical behaviors encountered in veterinary medicine.

Veterinary Obligations to the Animal Kingdom

2. Veterinary Obligations to the Animal Kingdom

This lesson will cover some of the concepts related to the veterinary profession's ethical duties in the face of animal abuse and animal suffering and their obligations to animals and society.

The Veterinarian's Oath

3. The Veterinarian's Oath

This lesson will define the veterinarian's oath and go over its key points and phrases as they pertain to legal and ethical standards in veterinary medicine.

Medical & Legal Issues in the Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship

4. Medical & Legal Issues in the Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship

In this lesson, we'll cover the very important veterinarian-client-patient relationship, what it is, and why it exists in the first place for medical and legal reasons.

The Veterinarian's & Veterinary Technician's Codes of Ethics

5. The Veterinarian's & Veterinary Technician's Codes of Ethics

This lesson will go over some common and important principles found in the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics and Veterinary Technician Code of Ethics.

Ethics in Biomedical Research with Animals

6. Ethics in Biomedical Research with Animals

Over the course of this lesson, you'll briefly learn about the history of animal use in research, some arguments for and against it, as well as how such research is regulated.

Veterinary Law & Common Law

7. Veterinary Law & Common Law

This lesson will go over the key points related to veterinary law, common law, and statutory law, and how they generally apply to veterinary medicine.

Federal Laws, Agencies & Ethics in Veterinary Medicine

8. Federal Laws, Agencies & Ethics in Veterinary Medicine

This lesson will go over some of the more important federal laws and agencies that pertain to the veterinary world, including the ADA, OSHA, FDA, DEA, and AWA.

Labor Laws, Controlled Substance Laws, & the Veterinary Employee Handbook

9. Labor Laws, Controlled Substance Laws, & the Veterinary Employee Handbook

This lesson outlines equal opportunity laws, fair labor standard policies, the employee handbook, as well as laws pertaining to controlled substances.

Laws on Quality of Service in Veterinary Medicine

10. Laws on Quality of Service in Veterinary Medicine

This lesson will cover the two important types of law that govern quality of service in veterinary medicine as well as what four things must be proven to hold a veterinarian accountable for malpractice.

Workplace Safety Laws in Veterinary Medicine

11. Workplace Safety Laws in Veterinary Medicine

This lesson will go over important federal, state, and common law concepts related to a safe working and business environment in veterinary medicine. OSHA, medical waste, and ordinary negligence are covered here.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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