Continuing Education

Animal Cruelty Workshop

The Veterinary Forensic Sciences Laboratory, South Carolina Animal Care & Control Association, and the International Society for Animal Forensic Sciences will be hosting a 4-hour workshop animal cruelty workshop. 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 in lecture format and one hour will be hands-on. Topics will include an overview of veterinary forensics, a review of forensic examinations of animals, injury documentation, and evidence collection. This conference has been approved for Continuing Educational Units by the National Animal Care & Control Association. This program has been RACE approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

Date, Time, and Location: Friday April 19, 2024 ~ 9 am to 1 pm
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department – 521 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC

Animal Forensic Investigations Conference

The 2024 Animal Forensic Investigations Conference is a three-day event offered in Gainesville, Florida. Hosted by the University of Florida’s Veterinary Forensic Sciences Laboratory, in collaboration with industry experts, this conference will offer educational sessions on a wide variety of topics pertaining to criminal investigations, law, small animal investigations, equine and livestock investigations, and wildlife crimes. This conference is open to anyone interested in animal forensic investigations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with faculty, experts, and investigators.

Date, Time, and Location: May 20-22, 2024
Hilton University Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL

Student Virtual Veterinary Forensics Rounds

These virtual rounds are open to all students with an interest in veterinary forensic sciences (veterinary, law, and other professional students, as well as masters and doctoral students). These rounds are offered once a month with varying formats (case presentations, lectures, literature reviews, demonstrations, virtual interactive activities).

Date, Time, and Location: Second Wednesday of Every Month, from 7 pm to 8 pm (EST)
Virtual Program

Past Workshops:

Animal Cruelty Workshop – June 21, 2023

Animal Cruelty Workshop – April 18, 2023.

Animal Abuse Workshop – May 10, 2022

Animal Fighting Workshop – February 4, 2022

Animal Crime Scene Workshop – March 29-31, 2021

Veterinary Forensic Pathology Workshop – September 8, 2020

Animal Abuse Workshop – April 25, 2020

Animal Crime Scene Workshop – March 10-12, 2020

Animal Fighting – December 6, 2019