Animal Forensics CPD Bundle
Veterinarians and forensic specialists play a central role in the investigation and prosecution of animal abuse and neglect.
SAVE 20% when you enrol in all 3 Animal Forensic TimeOnline Courses.
In partnership with the University of Florida, the CVE is proud to offer three TimeOnline courses in veterinary forensic sciences to provide you with a thorough understanding of the roots of animal abuse and neglect and the connection of such crimes to interpersonal and societal violence.
The Veterinary Forensic courses will prepare you for real-world situations in veterinary forensic medicine by faculty members who have years of experience in the field working with law enforcement and animal protection organisations. You will learn how to process animal crimes scenes, handle and interpret evidence, and recognize animal abuse, along with other skills that are vital to obtaining justice for abused animals.
The courses are designed for professionals who work in forensic medicine and veterinary science, including, but not limited to:
- Practising veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians
- Individuals involved in shelter medicine operations
- Animal care and control officers
- Law enforcement officials
- Protective service professionals
- Forensic investigators
In recent years, laws pertaining to animal cruelty have evolved significantly. Actions that were previously considered non-offenses are now being prosecuted on misdemeanor and felony levels.
Because these convictions can carry significant sentences, juries expect to see the same level of crime scene processing and evidence handling that would be applied to crimes against humans.
This course is an introduction to animal crime scene investigations. The purpose of the course is to give participants an overview of procedures and protocols used when processing an animal crime scene and various types of associated evidence. The steps for processing of crime scenes are taught from a human forensics perspective as these are the same regardless of species, although animal-specific evidence and situations are emphasized.
- Processing the Crime Scene
- Forensic Photography
- Forensic Entomology & Forensic Botany
- Genetic Methodologies (DNA)
- Blood, Serology, Ballistics
This course will serve as an introduction to non-accidental injury investigation and documentation.
The purpose of the course is to give the student an overview of typical signs and symptoms of injuries sustained deliberately, either through abuse or neglect.
This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family.
The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.
- Animal Cruelty and the Law
- Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence
- Zoophilia and Bestiality/Animal Sexual Abuse
- Child Abuse, Elder Abuse and Animal Abuse
- Animal Hoarding
- Family Violence and the Role of the Veterinary Professional
These Animal Forensics TimeOnline programs were reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 20 hours of continuing education per course. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
Flexible and affordable short online CPD
TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$727|
|Non-member / eMember||$1457|