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Basic Veterinary Medical Ethics Course

The SVME Board of Directors approved of creating an on line CE course on Basic Veterinary Medical Ethics in 2010. It is intended as a resource offered to veterinary ethics educators, veterinary students, practicing veterinarians and  paraprofessionals who are involved or interested in animal ethics. 

An SVME Certificate of Completion is given to individuals finishing the course. 

This course is dedicated to the late  John McCarthy, DVM, Ph.D. for his visionary effort to initiate this body of work for on line access. The SVME recognizes and thanks all CE Committee Members: J. McCarthy,  J. Peralta, A. Villalobos, L. Shapiro, D. Lawler, E. Danneman, D. Levitan, M.J. White, W. Koch, B. Rollin.

The SVME offers this Basic Veterinary Medical Ethics Course to guide and encourage discussion and understanding of animal ethics and bioethics. 



    • February 01, 2024
    • December 31, 2024
    • SVME Website

    The SVME offers this Basic Veterinary Medical Ethics Course to guide and encourage discussion and understanding of animal ethics and bioethics.  It is intended as a resource for veterinary ethics educators, veterinary students, practicing veterinarians, and paraprofessionals who are involved or interested in animal ethics and welfare.

    You are welcome to enroll in this class at anytime of the year.

    7 Modules take registrants from a basic introduction of veterinary ethics through the various aspects and challenges facing those who work with animals, which are valued diversely in various global  environments and within the range of the universal human-animal bond.

    After you have registered, look for your confirmation email with course instructions.  You will receive each module sequentially as:

    1) Basic Ethics and Veterinary Medicine
    2) Contemporary Ethical Issues in Veterinary Practice
    3) Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics of the AVMA
    4) Animal Welfare
    5a) The Human Animal Bond and Ethics
    5b) When the Human Animal Bond Goes Wrong
    5c) The Ethics of Euthanasia
    6) Ethics and Humane Biomedical Research
    7) Ethical Discussion on the Eating of Animals.

    Wishing you the best of success!

    Your SVME Team

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