Iowa State University Veterinarian

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The aforementioned cases are fictitious, but situations similar to them happen daily in the lives of veterinarians. Anyone who thinks otherwise would be well-advised to look over 24 additional far-ranging cases and "what should you do?" options found on pp. 118- 125, vol. 9, no. 3 of the Journal of veterinary Medical Education. (The entire issue is the proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Veterinary Medical Education, entitled "Exploring Ethical and Value Issues in Veterinary Medicine".) Veterinarians in all areas of the profession will, at one time or another, be placed in compromising situations and will be forced to deal with issues whose answers are less than black and white in composition.