The veterinarian plays an important role in the analysis of evidence related to animal cruelty investigations. In this session, an experienced veterinarian will present cases involving video evidence and analysis. We will discuss considerations for video viewing and how to effectively present case findings. The veterinarian will also present cases with unusual and unique patterned injuries. Veterinarians often struggle when analyzing injuries and determining their potential causes, including identifying possible weapon categories. Interpretation of animal injuries and its relationship to investigative findings will be discussed.

Continuing Education

This program has been submitted for continuing education credit for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians pending RACE approval.


  • Melinda Merck | DVM, Forensic Veterinarian, Veterinary Forensics Consulting

Friday, May 8 | 1:15 to 2:45pm Shelter Medicine Advanced

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