Republic Act 9268
Although some animals may sometimes have interests beyond freedom from pain
or discomfort, the capacity of an animal to experience what we would call unpleasant or
negative psychological states remains a crucial factor in determining the nature and
weight of its interests. Amount and duration, however, are not the only factors. Certain
negative psychological states carry extra weight.
Tannenbaum, page 123.
Section 32. e. Office Door Lettering and Signs.
The use of door lettering should be
limited to 1/5 of the size of the door and shall show only the name of the
Window or building signs above the first floor shall show the name of
veterinarian and the term veterinarian only and the letter shall be no bigger than
16 cms. in size.
PVMA Code of Ethics
Section 8. Emergency Service.
A veterinarian when consulted in an emergency by the
client of another, shall attend only to the conditions leading to the emergency.
Upon completion of the treatment, the patient must be referred back to the
However, if the client refuses to go back and decides to
stay, the veterinarian who attended the emergency case may accept the case.
The following conditions should be present: (a)
Findings and discussions with the
client shall be handled in such a confidential manner as to avoid criticism of the
attending veterinarian and; (b)
In making emergency calls upon a patient already
under treatment, it is unethical to institute radical changes in the treatment
previously prescribed in such a way as to attract unusual attention.
PVMA Code of Ethics
Teleology is used in association with such theories as consequentialism and
Consequentialism regards the results of an action as a definitive factor of
its moral worth.
In utilitarianism the maximization of happiness was to be the
determinant in any situation which appear to raise moral issues.
Dolan, pages 47-48
Mares shall be bred not earlier than 2 ½ lunar years of age.
DA AO No. 15, 2001
Delegation of Services.
A veterinarian shall not delegate to any person
such as but not limited to veterinary auxiliaries (unlicensed veterinarian, veterinary
aides, x-ray technicians, medical technologists, animal caretakers, agricultural
extension technicians) the performance of any service or operation which requires
competence as a professional, unless expressly authorized by law.