Shakespeare Veterinary Hospital is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), whose mission and objectives include improving animal and human health, and the advancement of the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to public health. Additionally, the association is active in the development of standards of practice, which its member hospitals and veterinarians maintain.1

Additionally, the AVMA bolsters an educational and research initiative, which includes regular publications, accreditation of veterinary medical programs and institutions, and sponsorship of continuing education events, to name a few.

Member veterinarians pledge an obligation to continually improve their professional knowledge, while upholding an ethical standard of care throughout their careers.2





  1. ^ AVMA Vision and Mission. American Veterinary Medical Association.
  2. ^ Veterinarian’s Oath. American Veterinary Medical Association.