Animal Cruelty Workshop: Identification and Documentation of Crimes Against Animals

Dates: April 18. 2023 

Location: Hillsborough County Code Enforcement
3629 Queen Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619

Course Objectives

Animal cruelty is a major issue throughout the United States and it takes a team of investigators, veterinarians, forensics analysts, and attorneys to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases. The successful prosecution of these crimes depends, largely, on the documentation, collection, and analysis of the evidence. The University of Florida Veterinary Forensic Sciences Laboratory will be hosting a 4-hour workshop on the identification and documentation of animal cruelty cases. This workshop is open to law enforcement, crime scene investigators, animal control officers, veterinarians, and prosecutors interested in advancing their knowledge of identifying and documenting cases of animal cruelty. Three hours of this course will be lecture format and topics will include an overview of veterinary forensics, review of forensic examinations of animals, injury documentation, evidence collection, and case studies. One hour of the course will be hands-on where participants will learn how to properly document injuries and practice evidence collection techniques.
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Adam W. Stern, DVM, CMI-IV, CFC, Diplomate ACVP.  Professor of Forensic Pathology


Registration is online – It’s fast, safe and convenient.

Registration Fee: FREE

Getting Started

  • This course is held from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM – make sure you plan travel time from your hotel accordingly!
  • Camera: DSLR or phone camera
  • Computer: Make sure you bring any necessary cables to upload your photos from your camera to your computer.

For more information please download the course information flyer.