Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests


Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests

Ethics In Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests Pdf

By Barry Kipperman and Bernard E. Rollin

In Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests PDF, a team of distinguished scholars delivers a foundational exploration of animal ethics and a guide to examining contemporary issues and dilemmas that arise regularly in veterinary practice. The book offers comprehensive, quickly accessible, and up-to-date information on veterinary ethics with content devoted to unique issues by practice type.

The authors offer a primary resource for veterinary ethics useful for veterinarians, faculty, instructors, senior undergraduates, and veterinary students that focuses on recognizing and addressing real-life ethical dilemmas and relevant philosophical discussions about the moral status of animals, animal rights, and interests.

Ethics in Veterinary Practice presents material on integrative medicine, animal pain, moral stress, and the future of veterinary ethics. Readers will also find:

  • A thorough introduction to a theoretical basis for veterinary ethics, including discussions of animal welfare, ethical theories, and legal issues
  • Comprehensive explorations of clinical veterinary ethics, including discussions of veterinary advocacy, ethical dilemmas, professionalism, economic issues, and medical errors
  • Practical discussions of ethical concerns by practice type, including companion animals, equines, and animals used for food
  • In-depth examination of emerging ethical concerns including animal use in veterinary education and animal maltreatment

Perfect for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians and nurses, Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests will also earn a place in the libraries of instructors teaching veterinary ethics, as well as biomedical and animal ethicists.

Table of Contents


Section 1-A Fundamental Basis for Veterinary Ethics

1-    Why do Animals Matter? The Moral Status of Animals
Bernard E. Rollin

2-     Animal Welfare: Science, Policy and the Role of Veterinarians
Joy A. Mench

3-    Animal Ethics and the Evolution of the Veterinary Profession in the United States
Bernard Unti

4-     Introduction to Veterinary Ethics
Barry Kipperman
Bernard E. Rollin

5-     Veterinary Ethics and the Law
Carol Gray
David Favre

Section 2-Clinical Veterinary Ethics

6-    Professionalism
Liz H. Mossop

7-    Veterinary Advocacies and Ethical Dilemmas
Barry Kipperman

8-    Economic Issues
Barry Kipperman
Gary Block
Brian Forsgren

9-    Medical Errors
James Clark
Barry Kipperman

Section 3-Ethical Concerns by Practice Type

10- Companion Animals
Shelter medicine- Julie Dinnage
Outdoor cats, Overpopulation-Andrew Rowan
Neutering/gonadectomy, Conformational disorders, Convenience surgeries- Anne Quain
Behavioral medicine-Melissa Bain
Referrals-Barry Kipperman
Futile intervention –Christian Durnberger, Herwig Grimm
Obesity- Barry Kipperman
Access to care -Michael J. Blackwell

11- Laboratory Animals
Larry Carbone

12- Food Animals
Tim Blackwell
Shaw Perrin
Jennifer Walker

13- Equines
David W. Ramey

14- Animals in Zoos, Aquaria, and Free-Ranging Wildlife
Sathya Chinnadurai
Barbara De Mori
Jackie Gai

15- Exotic Pets
Michael Dutton

16- Integrative Medicine
Narda G. Robinson

17- Corporate Veterinary Medicine
Thomas Edling

Section 4-Emerging Ethical Concerns

18- Animal Use in Veterinary Education
Andrew Knight
Miriam A. Zemanova

19- Animal Pain
Beatriz Monteiro
Sheilah Robertson

20- Animal Maltreatment
Martha Smith-Blackmore

James Yeates

22-Moral Stress
Carrie Jurney
Barry Kipperman

23-The Future of Veterinary Ethics
Herwig Grimm
Svenja Springer

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