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The new Veterinary Forensics blog!

Welcome to the new Veterinary Forensics blog!  I hope to post regularly on all matters of Veterinary Forensic pathology and associated fields.

The field of veterinary forensics is relatively new and, as such, must draw data from the human field of forensic medicine. Few resources exist for the veterinary forensic pathologist and I hope the field will continue to grow and have an impact on improving animal and human welfare.

But what is the role of the veterinary pathologist in forensics?

Animal cruelty cases are, sadly, very common. Post mortem examinations and microscopic examination of tissues are often the only proof of abuse, neglect and, equally important, disproving these allegations. Likewise, wildlife crime is investigated, in part, by veterinary pathologists. Insurance claims, inquests, malpractice cases and crimes in which animals are involved, are some of the other scenarios in which the experience of veterinary pathologists is employed to build a case for defence or prosecution.

Hopefully this blog will offer an insight into this fascinating field for those interested in veterinary forensics, provide an introduction to those training in the field and a stepping stone for further information. Enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “The new Veterinary Forensics blog!

  1. GB says:

    Hello, Dr. Stoll. I am a third-year veterinary student who is interested in Pathology. I’m looking very forward to reading your insights and will keep my eyes peeled for new posts! By the way, do you know the story behind the dead snow leopard (?) in your banner?

  2. Congratulations on the new blog! Do you have a name and a location? Your “about” section doesn’t tell me much. Maybe I missed something, or maybe your identity is obvious to people who already know you but it’s likely people from far and wide will land here and want to know who the author is. Thanks and happy blogging!

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