Kansas - 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: licensed veterinarian
Animal Abuse Reporting is: mandatory if veterinarian has direct knowledge
"grounds for disciplinary ... failing to report ... cruel or inhumane treatment to animals" (70-8-1p)
Reportable Offenses: cruel or inhumane treatment
Good Faith Reporting has: not specified
Report to: proper authorities

Animal cruelty statute 21-6412

State board of Veterinary Examiners Statutes Article 8. Unprofessional Conduct.70-8-1 (p) (see page 26)

Chapter 47. Livestock and Domestic Animals. Article 8. Registration of Veterinarians. 47-839(a)