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Maura Pedersen

Over $7 million in private gifts to bolster veterinary forensic pathology program

Many of the animals examined by Adam Stern, D.V.M., a professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the department of comparative diagnostic and population medicine, have experienced an untimely death or unexpected tragedy. They are often at the center of a criminal investigation and Stern’s forensic…

Investigate UF’s Upcoming Animal Forensic Investigations Conference in May

With animal cruelty cases demanding rigorous evidence collection to bring perpetrators to justice, the field of veterinary forensic sciences has a critical role in the legal system. To give law enforcement agencies, veterinary professionals, and other animal advocates access to the latest investigative research, the University of Florida’s Veterinary Forensic…

WKMG: Increase in pelican injuries along Florida coast prompts investigation

There has been an “abnormal” increase in injuries among pelicans along the Central Florida coast according to one nonprofit that is now working to find the cause of these injuries. The Florida Wildlife Hospital posted to Facebook this week asking for the public to be on the lookout for any injured…

WOFL: Inside the Lab Series

FOX 35 aired a three-part series on the work a small team of scientists at the University of Florida (UF) is doing to help solve crimes across the globe. See all 3 parts below. Inside the Lab Part 1: How forensic analysts at UF are…

West Volusia Beacon: Animal Services recognized for partnership with UF

The expertise and proficiency of local animal-cruelty investigations have been greatly enhanced as a result of an innovative partnership between Volusia County Animal Services and the University of Florida’s Veterinary Forensic Sciences Laboratory. Read more about this story here. (Originally posted September 19, 2021)…

UF: The “A Dog Has No Name” and “A Cat Has No Name” Projects

“The deaths of stray animals has not really been tracked using mapping techniques,” says Adam Stern, D.V.M., a forensic pathologist in the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. There is little data about them and Dr. Stern is working to change that with his “A Dog Has No Name”…