Veterinary Forensic Externship


The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, FL offers an externship program in the Forensic Pathology Section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. This externship is available to junior and senior veterinary students with an interest in veterinary forensics.  The forensic pathology section aids in the investigation of cases of suspected animal cruelty and neglect, sudden and unexpected death, and any other case that might involve potential litigation.  The extern will learn about various techniques used during veterinary forensic investigations.  Students will learn about evidence handling protocols, forensic autopsy/necropsy techniques, and will be exposed to other disciplines such as postmortem imaging and forensic anthropology.

Period of internship: The externship period is 1-2 weeks long.

Scholarship funds may be available.

Application materials:
Cover letter/letter of intent
Curriculum vitae
One letter of reference
Specific desired timeframe of externship

Please email application materials to:
Dr. Adam W. Stern
Associate Professor of Forensic Pathology
University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine