Florida - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians

Last updated March 2018

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: Licensed Veterinarians and Law Enforcement Officers
Animal Abuse Reporting is: N/A
Reportable Offenses: N/A
Good Faith Reporting has: Immunity (same language)
"immune from a lawsuit for his or her part in an investigation of cruelty to animals." (828-12 3)
Report to: N/A
Sources: The 2009 Florida Statutes Title XLVI. CHAPTER 828 ANIMALS: CRUELTY; SALES; ANIMAL ENTERPRISE PROTECTION 828.12 Cruelty to animals.