Veterinarians can help investigators better document cases of alleged animal maltreatment. Not all veterinarians have training in the emerging field of veterinary forensics but investigators can provide veterinarians with guidance to enhance the identification, collection, documentation, and assessment of evidence from animals. This webinar will give pointers on how to work with your veterinarian to help them help you.
• Learn how forensic clinical and postmortem exams differ from regular practice;
• Learn steps to take to help your veterinarian capture information that supports or refutes a non-accidental cause of injury
• Learn case packaging techniques to deliver information in a concise and effective manner.
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association to provide law enforcement officers information on the realities of animal abuse and to promote their proactive involvement in the enforcement of animal abuse laws in their communities. Through our partners, the Center will serve as an information clearinghouse and forum for law enforcement on the growing problem of animal abuse and its link to other types of crimes, including violence against humans. The Center also promotes officer safety in officer-dog encounters through continuing education and training.