Vets can make a critical impact in the justice system.
As animal cruelty laws tighten and public awareness increases, the legal system is adapting, with stringent prosecutions reflecting the severity of offenses once dismissed. Vets are now at the forefront of animal welfare and legal proceedings, expected to provide thorough crime scene investigations and meticulous evidence management that aligns with human forensic standards.
Expertly guided by Dr. Jason H. Byrd and Susan Underkoffler, this online course offers a foundational understanding of animal crime scene processing, equipping veterinarians with the necessary procedures and protocols to handle and investigate a variety of scenarios. While rooted in the principles of human forensic science, the course places a spotlight on animal-specific considerations, ensuring participants are well-versed in the nuances of animal forensics.
Join us to develop a critical skillset that bridges the gap between veterinary knowledge and the judicial expectations of animal crime scene analysis, contributing to a higher standard of justice for animals.
Delivered in partnership with The University of Florida, the Animal Forensics: Crime Scene Processing TimeOnline course is an essential resource for veterinarians, law enforcement, legal professionals, and animal welfare advocates seeking to deepen their expertise in animal crime scene investigation and contribute to the advancement of justice in animal cruelty cases.
Interested in enrolling in this Crime Scene Processing TOL course plus the two other Animal Forensics TOL courses we are delivering in 2024 (Non-accidental Injury & Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence)? Enrol at the same time and receive an Animal Forensics bundle discount - Save 25% OFF total course fees. Discount applied in the cart.
This course covered topics that I was aware of but knew little about so far as the techniques and technology are concerned. The course provided an excellent detailed overview of the methods and technology. Well done.
The large amount of information in this course was delivered in a very organised and multifaceted way. I could listen to it like a podcast then sit and read helping me to process the information.
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Master the protocols of approaching and managing an animal crime scene to preserve the integrity of evidence.
- Acquire skills in comprehensive documentation, meticulous scene search, and the correct collection and packaging of evidence.
- Understand the application of on-site forensic testing techniques and be aware of the advanced laboratory testing options available.
- Gain insights into the specific types of evidence and additional documentation required in animal crime scenes, illustrated through detailed case studies.
- Processing the crime scene
- Forensic photography
- Forensic entomology & forensic botany
- Genetic methodologies (DNA)
- Blood, serology, ballistics
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CE
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.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians, and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
Submitted for RACE Approval - 20 CE hours
This course has been resubmitted for RACE approval. We anticipate it will get approved for 20 CE hours of continuing education. 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. Call CVE +61 2 9351 7979 for further questions.
Course Partner - The University of Florida
The CVE has partnered with the University of Florida to deliver a series of short online courses making up the Animal Forensic Continuing Education Program.
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10% loyalty discount**
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*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.
**If you have completed a TimeOnline course in the past 12 months you may be eligible for the 10% loyalty discount. The discount will be automatically applied when you enrol online.