Practical Ethics for Veterinarians

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In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Programme (ISAVET)

Lesson: Practical Ethics for Veterinarians



This curriculum is intended to provide training in ethics for frontline veterinarians, who serve as either animal health or public health officers. It includes an introduction to bioethical principles, a description of common ethical challenges for frontline field veterinarians, and case studies for discussion.


Files included in this curriculum are:

  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • A Participant Workbook including all slides
  • An Instructor Guide with slides and additional information for instructors
  • A supplemental document ("Case Scenarios") with additional information about case studies


This curriculum was developed as part of the In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) in partnership with the Focus Area for Compassion in Ethics (FACE), Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET), both at the Task Force for Global Health, as well as the ISAVET development team that includes the Texas A&M Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


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