Technician's Oath
I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent
care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and by promoting
public health.
I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with
sensitivity, adhering to the profession's Code of Ethics,and furthering my
knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning.

Code of Ethics
  1. Veterinary technicians shall aid society and animals by providing excellent
    care and
  2. Veterinary technicians shall prevent and relieve the suffering of animals with
    competence and compassion.
  3. Veterinary technicians shall remain competent through commitment to life-
    long learning.
  4. Veterinary technicians shall promote public health by assisting with the
    control of zoonotic diseases and educating the public about these diseases.
  5. Veterinary technicians shall collaborate with other members of the
    veterinary medical profession in efforts to ensure quality health care
    services for all animals.
  6. Veterinary technicians shall protect confidential information provided by
    clients, unless required by law or to protect public health.
  7. Veterinary technicians shall assume accountability for individual professional
    actions and judgments.
  8. Veterinary technicians shall safeguard the public and the profession against
    individuals deficient in professional competence or ethics.
  9. Veterinary technicians shall assist with efforts to ensure conditions of
    employment consistent with the excellent care for animals.
  10. Veterinary technicians shall uphold the laws/regulations that apply to the
    technician’s responsibilities as a member of the animal health care team.
  11. Veterinary technicians shall represent their credentials or identify
    themselves with specialty organizations only if the designation has been
    awarded or earned.

Ideals
In addition to adhering to the standards listed in the Code of Ethics, veterinary
technicians must also strive to attain a number of ideals. Some of these are:
  • Veterinary technicians shall strive to participate in defining, upholding, and
    improving standards of professional practice, legislation, and education.
  • Veterinary technicians shall strive to contribute to the profession's body of
    knowledge.
  • Veterinary technicians shall strive to understand, support, and promote the
    human-animal bond.