This is the medical symbol. The reason it has the snake on
it is because in myths the snake supposedly talked to humans and told them
ways of medical care. The veterinarian's oath is below.
admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to
use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through
the protection of animal health, the pro-motion of public health,
and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession
conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary
medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement
of my professional knowledge and competence.