Rodeo Veterinarians - Animal Injury Reporting Requirements

In accordance with section 4830.8 of the Business and Professions Code, attending or on-call veterinarians at a rodeo event are required to report to the Veterinary Medical Board any animal injury at the event requiring veterinary treatment within 48 hours of the conclusion of the rodeo.

In addition to the reporting requirements for veterinary treatment at the rodeo event, veterinarians rendering treatment to an animal for an injury that the veterinarian knows occurred at a rodeo event must report to the Veterinary Medical Board within seven (7) days of rendering the treatment.

For questions about reporting requirements, contact the Veterinary Medical Board at 916.263.2610 or at www.vmb.ca.gov.