Oregon - 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; veterinary technicians

(ORS 686.445)

Animal Abuse Reporting is: mandatory for veterinarians in case of aggravated animal abuse
(ORS 686.442, "shall immdiedately report" ORS 686.455)
Reportable Offenses: aggravated animal abuse, abandonment, neglect, abuse
(ORS 686.455, ORS 686.445, ORS 167.322)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity 
(686.445, "not liable in any civil or criminal proceedings." ORS 686.465)
Report to: law enforcement agency
Sources: Chapter 686-Veterinarians; Veterinary Technicians. Reporting Obligations see 686.442-686.4670

Chapter 167-Offenses Against Public Health, Decency and Animals see 167.305-167.390