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Investigating the deaths of stray cats and dogs

Dr. Adam Stern, with the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine has created to programs for investigation into the deaths of stay dogs and cats.  For more information, watch a summary video of the project, or visit the project reporting page to report a deceased cat or…

FWC-Maples Center Partnership for Wildlife Forensic Sciences

FWC Law Enforcement: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has partnered with the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine to offer forensic science services to FWC officers in support of statewide FWC legal investigations.  Through this forensic science partnership, FWC will be able to more efficiently process forensic…

2021 FAME Conference Announced

The 47th Annual Florida Association of Medical Examiners Educational Conference will be held August 4-6, 2021.  The theme for the 2021 conference is “Selected Topics for Florida Medical Examiners, Death Investigators, and Law Enforcement Officers.  The conference is jointly sponsored by the District 9 Office of the Medical Examiner and…

Roadkill Survey for Alachua County, Florida

Our research group is trying to gain a better understanding of how wildlife-vehicle collisions are affecting the animals within our community and provide a new way to assess the health of these wild animals in our county.  The overall goal of this project is to study automobile and fatal wildlife…

2020 Animal Fighting Workshop

Volusia County Animal Services and the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida will be hosting an 8-hour workshop on animal fighting. This workshop will be open to law enforcement, animal control, humane investigators, attorneys, and veterinarians interested in advancing their knowledge of animal fighting. The first…