Illinois - 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: mandatory
"must file a report" (510 ILCS 70/3.07)
(see also: Practice Act 225 ILCS 115/25)
Reportable Offenses: aggravated cruelty
(510 ILCS 70/3.02)
(510 ILCS 70/3.03)
510 ILCS 70/4.02
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"immunity from any liability, civil, criminal, or otherwise." (510 ILCS 70/3.07)
Report to: Department of Agriculture
Sources: ANIMALS (510Â ILCSÂ 70/) Humane Care for Animals Act.,

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004