Alabama - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians

Last updated June 2015

The material provided below is a periodically updated summary. Legal requirement may change at any time so it is imperative that you follow the links provided to the current law or statute relating to animal abuse reporting by veterinarians. The absence of specific legal requirements or protections relating to veterinarians should not be taken as an exemption from the responsibility to report abuse which may exist under other non-veterinarian-specific legislation, regulations or professional guidelines. [Back to Map].

Covered person:


Animal Abuse Reporting is: mandatory with direct knowledge
"is obligated to report" (930-x-1-10.16)
Reportable Offenses: grossly inhumane treatment
Good Faith Reporting has: not specified

Report to:

Release of Records Requires:

proper authorities

not specified


Alabama Veterinary Practice Act. Rules for Professional Conduct/Grounds for Discipline. 930-x-1-.10.16 see page 42-43