Veterinary Council of India


  • In exercise of the powers conferred by section 66 read with section 31 of Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 (52 of 1984) the Veterinary Council of India, with previous approval of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations, namely:
  • Short title and commencement
    • These regulations may be called, the Veterinary Council of India (Standard of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics, for Veterinary Practitioners) Regulations, 1992.
  • Definitions
    • “veterinarian” means a registered veterinary practitioner as defined in the Act;
    • Act” means the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 (52 of 1984);
    • “regulations” means the Standard of Professional Conduct, Etiquetie and
    • Code of Ethics Regulations. The definition limits its meaning to the terms used within the said regulations;
    • “patient” shall mean an animal, bird or a group of them being treated or managed or advised to be treated or managed by a veterinarian;
    • “client” means the legal owner of the patient or his representative or the person or persons directly assigned responsibility of the patient;
    • “profession” means veterinary profession covering all its branches, namely,animal health, animal production and technology, and shall include any sister
    • profession wherein veterinary service is extended or is sought or is made use of, namely, laboratory animal medicine, animal experimentation and vaccine production.
  • Declaration and oath by a veterinarian
    • 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 knowledge in veterinary science.
    • I shall practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
    • I accept as a lifelong obligation the continuous improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
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