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The Forensic Sciences team works to advance the application of veterinary medicine and forensic sciences to the investigation, prosecution and prevention of cruelty to animals. We strive to advance the fields of forensic veterinary medicine and forensic applied animal behavior through original research and outreach to professionals in allied disciplines.
In 2014, the ASPCA established a unique and groundbreaking formal partnership with the New York Police Department (NYPD) to address animal cruelty in New York City. The NYPD responds and investigates animal cruelty cases within hours of a report, or immediately if a crime is in progress and the ASPCA provides case support which include forensic evaluations and medical care for all victims of suspected animal cruelty. Former NYPD executives and former New York City prosecutors working for the ASPCA provide law enforcement and legal guidance to NYPD. The New York City District Attorneys offices have established specific prosecutorial units for animal cruelty crimes. The NYC Veterinary community provides support for animal cruelty cases in many ways including, the intake of animals overnight at 24 hour animal hospitals and specialty medicine consultations and treatment for animal cruelty cases.
The Forensic Veterinarian will play a key role on this team serving under the direction of the Supervisor of Forensic Sciences to consult internally as well as externally, providing ASPCA expertise on cruelty cases for the New York Police Department (NYPD), other law enforcement agencies and the veterinary community, as directed by his/her supervisor. Additionally this position will collaborate on teaching and research in the area of veterinary forensic sciences.
This position will be based in New York City?.
Provision of Forensic Sciences Services for NYPD Cases (80%):
Collaboration on Research, Teaching and Other Casework (20%):
Exemplifies the ASPCAs Core Values:
Qualifications:Ability to work on a team as well as independently; ability to lead as well as follow instructions, Board certification in Pathology a plus, Detail oriented; organized and willing to take ownership of project-critical tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment., Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills, Experience in conducting forensic necropsies, Experience in courtroom testimony in animal cruelty cases a plus, Experience in developing education programs and teaching, Experience in evidence handling and analysis, Experience in working cooperatively with law enforcement or other regulatory agencies, Experience with veterinary issues associated with common cruelty including bloodsports, animal hoarding and intentional abuse, Membership in peer-evaluated veterinary and forensic professional organizations, Research experience a plusVeterinarian License - Other
Education and Work Experience:Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)3 5 years of experience in the practice of Veterinary Medicine., Experience in animal cruelty investigations a plus, including: neglect, abuse, animal fighting and animal hoarding., Familiarity and experience with evidentiary issues related to the prosecution of animal abuse and neglect cases., Some formal training in Veterinary Forensic Medicine
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ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).
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