Woolf Veterinary Forensics Consulting, Inc.
Woolf Veterinary Forensics was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in northern California.
Jennifer Woolf, DVM, MS, President
Dr. Jennifer Woolf is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She was among the first anywhere in the world to complete the UF Veterinary Forensic Sciences Graduate Certificate and subsequently earn her Master of Science degree with a concentration in Veterinary Forensic Sciences. In 2018-2019, Dr. Woolf completed the Donald G. Low-CVMA Practitioner Fellowship at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in the Anatomic Pathology Department. Dr. Woolf has over 20 years experience in the veterinary medicine field including private practice, shelter medicine, and animal abuse investigations. She has seen cases from the crime scene to the courtroom, including testifying, where she has been declared an expert witness in small animal veterinary medicine and in the identification and treatment of abused animals.
Since 2015, Dr. Woolf has been teaching with Dr. Rachel Touroo of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the UF Veterinary Forensic Sciences program. Additionally, she has spoken internationally on animal abuse issues to veterinarians, attorneys, veterinary technicians and nurses, animal shelter staff, domestic violence shelter staff, and others. Dr. Woolf is on the Board of Directors of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Information Network. She regularly seeks further education in forensics and veterinary medicine.
Dr. Woolf has also been a peer-reviewer and has authored several articles and a book chapter:
- Woolf, J. (2015) Red Flags for Animal Abuse and Cruelty. California Veterinarian, 69:13.
- Woolf, J. A. (2015). How can veterinarians be reporters of animal abuse when they are not taught to recognize it?. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 247(12), 1363-1364.
- Woolf, J., & Brinker, J. (2017). Forensic Physical Examination of the Cat and Dog. (pp. 109-152). In Veterinary Forensics: Investigation, Evidence Collection, and Expert Testimony. Rogers, E., & Stern, A. W. (Eds.). CRC Press.
- Woolf, J. (June 10, 2019). "Are Veterinarians Required to Report Animal Cruelty?" VetzInsight.
- Woolf, J. (July 15, 2019). "Is It a Rescue Group or an Animal Hoarder?" VetzInsight.
- Woolf, J. (August 26, 2019). "Self-victimization and Animal Neglect" VetzInsight.
- Woolf, J. (November 4, 2019). "Consideration for Classroom Critters" VetzInsight.
- Woolf, J., & Brinker, J. (November 18, 2019). "Has the no-kill movement increased animal suffering?" VIN News Service.
- Woolf, J. (February 28, 2020). "What Does Cockfighting Have to Do with Backyard Chickens?" VetzInsight.
- Woolf, J. (May 1, 2020). "You, Too, Can Be a Foster Failure" VetzInsight.
- Woolf, J., & Stern, A. (July/Aug.). "Identifying Signs of Animal Abuse" Today's Veterinary Practice.
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"Thanks again for the information you provided during our training. You did a great job and the information was well received."
-- Chuck Mallett, City of Pensacola
"I thought your lecture was great...it was well thought out. The information was well defined, readily accessible and flowed in a logical manner. ...My staff had only good things to say about your lectures. I would come and listen to you again anytime."
-- Jen Dalmasso, DVM
If you are an individual such as a residential homeowner and you suspect animal abuse, contact your local law enforcement agency.
In the United States, this varies with location and may be:
- County or city animal control services;
- Humane societies;
Woolf Veterinary Forensics is not a law enforcement organization.