The Veterinary Oath
"As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society.
I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge.
I will practise my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession "
AIMS OF NVMA
To ensure that Veterinary Surgeons in Nigeria uphold the Veterinary Surgeon’s Oath (i.e. the principal spirit of Veterinary ethics)
To advance the education, science, technology and art of Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Livestock Development and production.