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
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
I shall remain competent in the application of scientifically based
principles of animal behavior through a lifelong commitment to continuing
Veterinary Behavior Technician's Code of Ethics
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.
Behavior Technicians . . .
Shall aid society
and animals by improving the relationship between pets and their owners,
thus strengthening the human-animal bond.
the public on normal animal behavior and humane and current training
themselves in a professional demeanor that reflects the high ethical
standards of veterinary technicians.
in efforts to ensure that conditions and treatment of animals are
ethical and just.
competent in the area of animal behavior through a lifelong commitment
to advanced learning.
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.
to uphold and improve standards in animal husbandry, legislation and
to developing and implementing public awareness programs for behavior
and assist clients in applying behavior modification as prescribed
by a veterinarian.
animal welfare, prevent animal abuse and relieve the suffering of