The ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Science Center (AVFSC) is the ﬁrst and only multidisciplinary forensic laboratory in the United States dedicated to animal cruelty casework involving companion and other domesticated animals.
Located in Gainesville, Florida, AVFSC staff is comprised of three forensic veterinarians, a forensic veterinary assistant, and a certiﬁed crime scene analyst. These uniquely qualiﬁed professionals have assisted law enforcement and animal control agencies across the U.S. with hundreds of animal cruelty and neglect cases and provided expert witness testimony in local, state, and federal court.
AVFSC provides the following services:
- Skeletal analysis
- Live animal forensic examination
- Animal crime scene response
- Non-animal evidence
In the future, AVFSC also plans to provide externship opportunities to veterinary students.
Requests for assistance will be reviewed by email at AVFSC@aspca.org.