Ethics, Law and the Veterinary Nurse


  • Sophie Pullen, BSc(Hons), Cert Ed VN, Director 2by2 Training, Honorary Member of BVNA
  • Carol Gray, BVMS, MRCVS, PGCertMedEd, Lecturer in Veterinary Communication Skills, University of Liverpool; Registered Practitioner, HE Academy, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Having an awareness of the law is an invaluable resource, especially for those in the veterinary field. Ethics, Law, and the Veterinary Nurse addresses the laws and ethics specifically related to veterinary nursing with knowledge. The book's expert authors use their experience in teaching and law to create an essential resource for veterinary nurses. Case examples illustrate various issues and highlight the relevance of these to everyday practice, plus the book covers regulation, representation, research ethics, and the Veterinary Surgeon's Act for a complete handbook to law and ethics as they relate to veterinary nursing.
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Veterinary Nurses - student and qualified


Book information

  • Published: July 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8844-4

Table of Contents

1. Veterinary Nursing: The Road to Professionalism

2. Introduction to Ethical Principles

3. Introduction to the Legal System

4. Negligence and Whistle-Blowing

5. Regulation and Representation

6. The History of Animal Welfare

7. Religious Ethics

8. Consent to Treatment in Veterinary Practice

9. The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

10. Animal Research Ethics and Law

11. Research on People: Ethical Considerations

12. A Round-Up of ‘Other’ Legislation

13. Ethical thinking: The Way Forward?


1. Scenarios

2. Schedule Three amendment to Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

3. The RCVS code of conduct for veterinary nurses