North Carolina - 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: allowed
"A failure by a veterinarian to make a report of animal cruelty shall not constitute grounds for disciplinary action" (14-360.1)
Reportable Offenses: cruelty
(14-360, 14-360.1)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"immune from civil liability, criminal liability, and liability from professional disciplinary action and shall not be in breach of any veterinarian patient confidentiality" (14-360.1)
Report to: not specified
Sources: North Carolina General Statutes § 14-360.1 Immunity for veterinarian reporting animal cruelty

14-360 Cruelty to animals