Vermont - 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: not specified
Reportable Offenses: cruelty
(2404a, 352/352a)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"There shall be no monetary liability on the part of, and no cause of action for damages shall" (2404a)
Report to: humane officer, local board of health officer or agent
(2404a, 351)

Title 26: Professions and Occupations Chapter 44: VETERINARY MEDICINE 26 V.S.A. § 2404)

Title 13: Crimes and Criminal Procedure. Chapter 8: Humane and Proper Treatment of Animals includes § 351, 352