In the past few years the long-held concern with animal welfare in Britain has combined with an increased insterest in professional ethics. The book is the product of this concern, filling a gap in publications in both the UK and the US. There is evidence of the highest ethical obligations being placed on veterinarians; for example, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' declaration for joining members and their Guide to Professional Conduct. This book will give veterinarians a starting point to frame clear opinions on how to deal with the ethical dilemmas they face each day.
About the Author Reverend Giles Legood is chaplain of the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, where he is also lecturer in veterinary ethics. He is a member of the University of London Ethics and Law Subject Panel, the Royal Free and University College Medical School Ethics and Law Curriculum Working Party, the King's College London research Ethics Committee, and the European Ethics Network based at the University of London.