Minnesota - 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 report" (346.37 e Subd. 6)
Reportable Offenses: abuse
(346.37 e Subd. 6)
Good Faith Reporting has: not specified
Report to: peace officers or humane agents
(343.12, 343.29)
Sources: Minnesota Statutes 346.37. GENERAL PROVISIONS. Subdivision 6