Nebraska - 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 health care professional, as defined as a licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician (28-1020 3)

Animal Abuse Reporting is: mandatory
"shall report" (28-1020 1)
Reportable Offenses: abandoned, cruelly neglected, cruelly mistreated
(28-1020 2)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"immune from liability" (28-1020 2)
Report to: an entity that investigates such reports in the appropriate jurisdiction
(28-1020 1)
Sources: Nebraska Revised Statute 28-1020