Animal Forensics: Animal Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence
Learn how to process animal crimes scenes, handle and interpret evidence, and recognise animal abuse, along with other skills that are vital to obtaining justice for abused animals.
Veterinarians and forensic specialists play a central role in the investigation and prosecution of animal abuse and neglect. This veterinary forensic course will prepare you for real-world situations in veterinary forensic medicine. It is tutored by faculty members who have years of experience in the field working with law enforcement and animal protection organisations.
The course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family and examine how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.
This course is open to any professional involved in the investigation of crimes against animals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal control officers, non-governmental animal welfare organisations, wildlife and conservation officials and law enforcement officers.
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By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
Develop fundamental knowledge of the relationship between animal abuse and interpersonal violence such as child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence
Identify behaviors indicative or predictive of animal abuse and how to respond when those behaviors are observed
Describe how an abuser may use animal abuse as a means of control in a relationship
Identify and explore local resources for human and nonhuman victims of domestic violence
Animal cruelty and the law
Animal abuse and domestic violence
Zoophilia and bestiality/animal sexual abuse
Child abuse, elder abuse and animal abuse
Family violence and the role of the veterinary professional
This course includes:
Video lectures with relevant photographs and case studies
Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors
An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course
The estimated time to complete this course is 20 hours and it will be open for 8 weeks.
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 10 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. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$289|
|Non-member / eMember||$578|
The TimeOnline nurse rate is the same as the Recent Grad/Part-time member rate in the table above.
Repeat CPD Participant Discount*
If you have:
- Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses.
- Participated in a CVE DE, TimeOnline or face-to-face CPD in the past 12 months you are eligible for a 10% discount for further registrations (excluding DE, workshops, the Practical Ultrasound -Intensive Short Course and the Recent Graduate Survival Seminar).
*Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms & Conditions.
Discounts and nurse registrations can’t be processed online. Please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org.