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  • Who is this program for?

    Professionals in the forensic science and veterinary medicine fields will benefit the most from this program, along with master’s-level students in biology, zoology, wildlife, and natural resource conservation fields. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Practicing veterinarians and veterinary technicians
    • Criminal justice professionals
    • Individuals involved in shelter medicine operations
    • Animal control officers
    • Law enforcement officials
    • Forensic investigators
    • Forensic entomologists

    How does this program help?

    Students who earn their master’s degree or graduate certificate in veterinary forensic sciences can find opportunities in any aspect of animal cruelty investigation. This includes:

    • Collecting and processing evidence at crime scenes
    • Analyzing different kinds of forensic evidence
    • Performing examinations and autopsies on abused animals
    • Assisting law enforcement in animal cruelty investigations
    • Recognizing and reporting abuse
    • Presenting evidence in legal cases
    • Consulting with law enforcement and animal protection agencies

    At a Glance