There’s still time for AVMA members to comment on proposed updates to the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics (PVME). Comments are due by 11:59 pm Central Time on March 4, 2024.
The PVME describes a set of behaviors that are important to the ethical delivery of quality veterinary services in a variety of circumstances. Some of the changes in the updated DRAFT PVME include:
- Restructuring to include fundamental Principles and a Code of Conduct, which are based heavily on the existing PVME’s Principles and Supporting Annotations, with some clarifying edits
- Integrating the rationale currently included in the PVME’s Supporting Annotations into the Code of Conduct
- Recasting the Useful Terms section as Definitions
How to submit comments
To comment, read through the DRAFT PVME, then complete a short form to communicate any specific changes you suggest and what your rationale is for those changes.