The forms below may be downloaded. They may be changed and customized for your use unless it contains a copyright designation. More forms are available in the Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations, 2nd edition textbook as a free download with purchase from Wiley Publishing.
- Photo Log Sheet
- Cat Diagram
- Cat Skeletal Lesions
- Dog Diagram
- Dog Skeletal Lesions
- Dog Fighting Scar Chart
- Botany Evidence Worksheet
- Live Exam Form
- Live Animal Intake Questionnaire
- Live Exam Report
- Necropsy Exam Form
- Necropsy Report
- Deceased Animal Intake Questionnaire
- Fixed Tissue List
- Evidence Log – COC Record
- Expert Report Template
- Safety Planning for Pets in Domestic Violence
- SOP for Handling Suspected Abuse
- Domestic Violence Exam Checklist for Dogs and Cats
Melinda D. Merck, D.V.M.
Veterinary Forensics Consulting, LLC
Dr. Melinda Merck is a forensic veterinarian consulting on cases involving animals. Dr. Merck assists investigators of animal cruelty with crime scene investigation as well as the examination of live and deceased victims. She helps with large scale operations including exhumations of burial sites and examination of skeletal animal remains. She frequently testifies as a veterinary forensic expert for animal cruelty cases around the country including cases involving animal fighting, neglect and trauma.