VetPet Partners ~ founded 1998 ~
"Looking at issues from both sides of the fence ..."
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 and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal 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."
Pet Owner's Oath: "I assume loving responsibility for these animals and I will ensure their welfare to the best of my ablity. I pledge to provide for their needs, to protect them from harm, to educate myself in the evidence that supports their best care, and in so doing, to earn their companionship and respect." © vetpetpartners.org /.com
VETPET PARTNERS is an active coalition of companion animal advocates. We are veterinarians, owner-caretakers, rescue volunteers, veterinary support staff, responsible breeders, SAR handlers, therapy pet facilitators, and others who are committed to learn from and teach one another in true partnership on behalf of the animals whose welfare is our priority.
VETPET PARTNERS agree that the elements most essential to that welfare are the education and dedication of caretakers and veterinarians, working closely together in a climate of mutual respect and cooperation, to seek out optimal resources for the animals entrusted to us.
VETPET PARTNERS is a lively and friendly forum, a responsible information and education resource where all members can share information and insights pertinent to the current medical, behavioral, legal and societal issues affecting companion animals. We explore a broad spectrum of topics from both sides of the owner/veterinarian fence to gain a better and more practical understanding of how to achieve our shared goals and foster the health and dignity of the animals we're privileged to nurture.
We welcome your company, your questions and answers and information offerings, and your partnership in the VETPET PARTNERS commitment.
Between 10 and 15 MILLION animals are euthanized
every year for lack of homes - that's 30 to 40 thousand EVERY DAY of the year.
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