Kentucky - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians

Last updated May 2017

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: Veterinarians
Animal Abuse Reporting is: A veterinarian shall not violate the confidential relationship between the
veterinarian and the veterinarian's
client except on receipt of a waiver, appropriate court order, or subpoena
Reportable Offenses: None
Good Faith Reporting has: N/A
Report to: N/A
Sources: KY. REV. ANN. STAT. §321.185 Veterinarian-
-client-patient relationship