Prolonging the Life of a Pet (Case 3)

TitleProlonging the Life of a Pet (Case 3)
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Bellon, C, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractVicki Marks a rural Michigan veterinarian is troubled by the direction her profession is going. Where should would have once treated pets suffering from severe pain with euthanasia, pet owners are now asking her to go to extraordinary measures to prolong the life of a pet. As the number of large animal veterinarians drops as more and more follow the money and become small animal practitioners, Marks wonders about the ethics of her profession.
NotesCase from the 2008 Ethics Bowl National Championship. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2008.
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