The Forensic Process for Vets
The Forensic Process for Vets (16 Hours CPD)
The course aims to prepare you for the possibility of forensic involvement in animal abuse and welfare cases, across the two main strands of exposure: formal requests for assistance from animal investigative agencies and authorities, and concerns generated during routine working in the practice.
This unique interactive course is available for a six-week period, to allow you to complete the material at your own pace. Featuring real-life case examples, you will be given the opportunity to create your own forensic casefile whilst following a welfare investigation from start to finish. Including downloadable forms and templates, high-quality instructive videos, alongside practical guidance for identifying non-accidental injuries, the Forensic Process course is an invaluable aid, which is as engaging as it is informative.
The following modules are covered:
• Welfare Concerns
• Forensic Examination
• Suffering and Seizure
• Forensic Disciplines
• Scene Examination
• In-Practice Concerns
• External Referrals
• Assessing Findings (clinical and forensic).
Some recent testimonials:
This subject is woefully neglected at vet school and it is so important to ‘get it right first time’ if involved in a case. Without this course, I did not know how much I did not know.
Extremely comprehensive guidance and tuition. The range of sources of material and experts was fantastic.
The course made me need to think outside of the box and not bring emotions into it at all. The case studies were so interesting, and it made me aware of everything that needed to be documented.
Clear, concise information presented in a way that was easy to dip in and out of as time permitted. Despite being a potentially distressing topic, this course fills a vital void in veterinary training.
Every clinician should receive this training or be refreshed with it.
There is tremendous professional, rigorous work in preparing the course material, based in scientific statements and material and you share your professional practical experience, and that is “priceless”.
I think everyone in practice should take this course, it is very enlightening and as veterinary professionals we can make a difference when we know what to look for and what to do about it.
All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutors for this course are:
David Martin BVSc MRCVS. Independent Expert Witness & Clinical Director with Brownlow Vet Group
Samantha Pickles PhD MCSFS. Lead Forensic Scientist & Head of the Animal Forensics Division at Forensic Access Ltd.