Code of Conduct

The following is a brief summary of the NAVP code of conduct, the full document can be found below.

All members on entry to the Association will undertake the following declaration:

“I PROMISE AND DECLARE that my constant endeavour will be to ensure the welfare of animals committed to my care and that I will pursue the work of my profession with integrity and accept my responsibilities to my clients, the public, the profession and the NAVP”. Further, I promise and declare that I will abide by this Code of Conduct in all my dealings with clients, animals and all people as a result of undertaking my work or studies.

All members must abide by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, and only treat with Veterinary referral. Failure to do so is an offence under Section

The overarching duty of NAVP members is to ensure the welfare of animals committed to their care and to fulfil their duties by maintaining:

Professional competence

Honesty and integrity

Independence and impartiality

Client confidentiality and trust

Professional accountability