Missouri - 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 veterinarians
Animal Abuse Reporting is:

mandatory when situations cannot be resolved through education

"responsiblity of the veterinarian to report" (20 CSR 2270-6.011 (11))

Reportable Offenses: abuse, neglect
Good Faith Reporting has: not specified
Report to: not specified
Sources: Title 20. Division 2270. Chapter 6-Professional Conduct for the Practice of Veterinary Medicine