One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns the profession's obligation to the animal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients, peers and society. The veterinarian's role has become more complex with new ethical challenges posed by issues such as growing public awareness regarding animal welfare, increasing economic value of companion animals, growth of veterinary specialization, experimentation with alternative and complementary medicine, and concern for pain management and mental well-being of animals. Written by an acknowledged pioneer in veterinary ethics, An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics addresses the ethical challenges that veterinarians face daily as they seek to balance obligations to animal, client, peers, society and self. 346 p.
- Bernard E. Rollin, Ph.D, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences, Animal Sciences, and University Bioethicist. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (USA).
- Publication date (print): 2013-11
- ISBN (print): 978-0-8138-0399-9