I think this increased willingness to step forward was signalled in the recent changes made to the veterinarians oath. Just a few words here and there, but a giant leap in meaning and engagement with animal welfare and the opportunities we have to prevent rather than only treat animal suffering. The added words are underlined. I suppose quite a few vet schools and practices will need to get new plaques made, but I--for one--think it is well worth the investment.
- Veterinarian's Oath revised to emphasize animal welfare commitment
- AVMA Changing the Veterinarian’s Oath [The Wagging Tail blog]
- Veterinary practice has changed in 91 years [Star Exponent]