Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ARS 32-2261

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Veterinarian


A licensed veterinarian who in good faith, voluntarily, and without compensation provides care to an animal at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Emergency aid; nonliability

Full Text

Any person licensed or certified pursuant to this chapter who gratuitously and in good faith gives emergency treatment to a sick or injured animal at the scene of an emergency shall not be liable in damages to the owner of such animal in the absence of gross negligence.