New York - 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: veterinarian
Animal Abuse Reporting is: allowed
"may report" (6714 2a)
Reportable Offenses: cruelty
(6714 2a)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"immune from liability in the form of damages in any civil or criminal" (6714. b 4)
Report to: police, duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, peace officer, district attorney's office, animal control officer, department of agriculture and markets, other appropriate government agency, or any agent thereof
(6714 2a)

New York Consolidated Law

Found in EDN Education. Title 1. Article 135. VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY. 6714 (2)