Society of Veterinary Behavior Technician's
Oath and Code of Ethics

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The Veterinary Behavior Technician's Oath

I solemnly dedicate myself to serve animals and society strengthening the human -animal bond by educating the public about normal animal behavior and problem prevention.

I will commit myself to upholding the Veterinary Behavior Technicians Code of Ethics through example and education.

I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity to animal welfare.

I shall remain competent in the application of scientifically based principles of animal behavior through a lifelong commitment to continuing education

The Veterinary Behavior Technician's Code of Ethics

The Veterinary Behavior Technicians code of ethics is based on honor, dignity and a commitment to advanced knowledge in scientifically based animal behavior, which lies in a just and reasonable code of ethics.

Veterinary Behavior Technicians . . .

  • Shall aid society and animals by improving the relationship between pets and their owners, thus strengthening the human-animal bond.

  • Shall educate the public on normal animal behavior and humane and current training methods.

  • Shall conduct themselves in a professional demeanor that reflects the high ethical standards of veterinary technicians.

  • Shall assist in efforts to ensure that conditions and treatment of animals are ethical and just.

  • Shall remain competent in the area of animal behavior through a lifelong commitment to advanced learning.

  • Shall assume accountability for individual professional actions and judgments.

  • Shall work in a partnership with other veterinary behavior organizations to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care available. When training and/or behavior modification are part of the treatment plan, only those methods accepted as appropriate by the ACVB shall be applied.

  • Shall strive to uphold and improve standards in animal husbandry, legislation and education.

  • Shall commit to developing and implementing public awareness programs for behavior problem prevention.

  • Shall promote and assist clients in applying behavior modification as prescribed by a veterinarian.

  • Shall protect animal welfare, prevent animal abuse and relieve the suffering of animals.


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