[Veterinary students' perspective of their professional relationships and responsibilities].Tijdschr Diergeneeskd. 2005 Nov 15; 130(22):688-95.TD
Veterinary students were asked their views on their future professional responsibilities as veterinarians, with emphasis on the animal patient-human client-veterinarian relationship. How do veterinary students view their relationship with animal patients and their owners? The article provides discourse descriptions, based on Q-methodology, of first-year and fourth-year students regarding their future professional relationships and responsibilities. The general attitudes of students towards animals, animal welfare, and human clients do not seem to be greatly influenced by attending veterinary school.