My hat is off to all Veterinarians who work so hard for so many long hours each day for the "Sake Of Animals" and for "Animal Health and Welfare". Many Rural, Country Vet's in private practice have no idea what a DAY OFF IS!!! Weekend and night time Emergencies wreck havoc with their lives. It is time to thank these Veterinarians, especially the ones who may be the only practicing Vet in their rural community so answer the phone each and every time on weekends and after hours.
Here is the "Oath" which Veterinarians abide by. Sadly there are people out there proclaiming that they and/or their practices are better? From Horse Dentists to Holistic Medicine Touters to the "Touch and Heal" types. Often they charge far more than a Veterinarian would to treat your animal. And without any extensive "University Education". AND sadly no Code Of Ethics they must follow in order to treat your animal. To many are simply Incompetent and do not have enough Training. They are not Vet's and should not pretend to know more than Veterinarians. Yes, they have their place in helping our Animals. I applaude many of them but they are not educated enough for serious things.
The Veterinarian's 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 medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Thank you so much to all the Vet's who work so hard with my many animals. Gayle Bunney