Is Veterinary Reporting of Abuse Being Taught in States Where Reporting Is Mandated?

Escrito por NLC. Publicado en News in English.

Currently, 15 states mandate veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse, two states require that they report suspected child abuse, one state mandates they report elder abuse, and 18 states require everyone to report suspected child abuse. But how many of these states include training in the recognition and reporting of non-accidental injury, neglect, hoarding, animal fighting, child maltreatment, or elder abuse in veterinary school curricula? The following is a list of U.S. veterinary colleges located in states where some forms of suspected abuse are mandated. The National Link Coalition would like to hear from our readers in these states as to whether veterinarians are receiving regular training in these issues, either in school or as part of continuing education.

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