North CarolinaAcademy of Small Animal Medicine

N.C.'s First Online Academy of Small Animal Medicine

Letter from the President

Letter from the Secretary June 14, 2009

The youngest of my three children graduated from high school last week and he was not required to take an oath. As a graduate of a school of veterinary medicine, many years ago, I took the veterinarian's oath at graduation, as you probably did, too. The veterinarian's oath states:
"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 continued improvement of my professional knowledge and competence."
To serve for the last 28 years as your NCASAM Secretary, has been my privilege and has helped me to keep the promises that I made when I took the veterinarian's oath.
How are you doing in keeping the promise that you made to society upon graduation?
Re-examine your oath, then come and join your colleagues at NCASAM and exceed your CE requirements with us.
Oh, you go son, I am proud of you.

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