In partnership with the New York City Police Department, the Forensic Sciences team works to support casework and advance and execute the application of veterinary medicine and forensic sciences to the investigation, prosecution, and prevention of cruelty to animals. Externs will be exposed to all the basic areas of forensic veterinary medicine through expert mentorship.
Intake & Evaluations
Observe intake of all new cases, live forensic evaluations, and forensic necropsies.
Take advantage of specialized veterinary forensic medicine reference materials and learning modules.
Investigation & Prosecution
Participate in a crime scene investigation and/or attend a criminal trial if available.
Across the US, the ASPCA® employs hundreds of veterinarians and veterinary technicians at stationary and mobile clinics, temporary shelters, forensic labs, and remotely in consultative roles with animal shelters and veterinary practices.In fact, 1 out of every 10 staff members at the ASPCA is a licensed veterinarian, making the ASPCA the ideal training ground for veterinary and veterinary technician students and DVMs seeking continuing education. We invite you to explore the wide range of opportunities.