Texas - 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: not specified
Reportable Offenses: cruelty
(801.3585, 42.09, 42.092)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"immune from liability in a civil or criminal action" (801.3585)
Report to: appropriate governmental entity

Penal Code. Title 9. Chapter 42. Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses see 42.09, 42.091, 42.092, 42.10, 42.105

Occupational Code. Title 4. Chapter 801. Veterinarians. Subchapter A. General Provisions see 801.3585