Become one of the most demanded professionals of the moment with this complete Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise”

The current social need for professionals specialized in the expertise in legal proceedings requires specific training from an eminently practical perspective, and veterinary medicine is no exception. The current social need for professionals specialized in the expertise in legal proceedings requires specific training from an eminently practical perspective, and veterinary medicine is no exception. The more scientific support a legal decision has, the more justice it will impart. 

This is precisely the reason for the creation of this Postgraduate Certificate on Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise, in which we count on the collaboration of authors directly related to Judicial Expertise with more than enough professional and teaching experience. Experts from Schools of Legal Practice, Masters of Access to the Legal Profession, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, who have previously taught Judicial Expert Training Courses in the Veterinary field. 

The Postgraduate Certificate will analyze in detail all the questions that may arise for a Veterinary Graduate who intends to enter the world of expertise in Courts. The objective of this training is to take the veterinary professionals through a complete development, enabling them through a solid training to be able to intervene with judgment and responsibility in any legal proceeding to which they may be called. 

Get a complete and adequate qualification in judicial veterinary expertise and open new paths to your professional progress"

This Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise offers you the characteristics of a course of high scientific, teaching and technological level. These are some of its most notable features: 

  • The latest technology in online teaching software
  • Intensely visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents, easy to assimilate and understand
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems
  • Autonomous learning: full compatibility with other occupations
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Availability of content from any fixed or portable device with internet connection
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the course

With a methodological design that relies on teaching techniques proven for their effectiveness, this Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise will take you through different teaching approaches to allow you to learn in a dynamic and effective way”

Our teaching staff is made up of professionals from different fields related to this specialty. In this way, TECH ensure that we provide you with the up-to-date training we are aiming for. A multidisciplinary team of professionals trained and experienced in different environments, who will cover the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but above all, will put the practical knowledge derived from their own experience at the service of the course: one of the differential qualities of this training. 

This mastery of the subject is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodological design of this Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-Learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. In this way, the students will be able to study with a set of comfortable and versatile multimedia tools that will give them the operability they need in their training. 

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning: an approach that conceives learning as an eminently practical process. 

To achieve this remotely, we will use telepractice: with the help of an innovative interactive video system and Learning from an Expert you will be able to acquire the knowledge as if you were facing the scenario you are learning at that moment. A concept that will allow students to integrate and memorize what they have learnt in a more realistic and permanent way.

With the experience of professionals from the judiciary, prosecution, law, veterinary and university fields"

A Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise that will allow you to acquire all the necessary knowledge in this area"


The contents of this Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise have been developed by the different experts of this program, with a clear purpose: to ensure that students acquire each and every one of the skills necessary to become true experts in this field.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic and Animal Abuse Expertise contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market”

Module 1. Veterinary Law Euthanasia Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine Anamnesis, Thanatology and Forensic Toxicology Veterinary Necropsy

1.1. Veterinary Law

1.1.1. Introduction
1.1.2. Importance and Division of Veterinary Law
1.1.3. Veterinary Legal Applications
1.1.4. Legal Standards and its Understanding
1.1.5. Search for Legislation and its Practical Application

1.2. Euthanasia

1.2.1. Introduction
1.2.2. Physical and Chemical Agents
1.2.3. Application in Different Animal Species
1.2.4. Euthanasia in Animal Experimentation
1.2.5. Legal Aspects of Euthanasia

1.3. Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine I

1.3.1. Introduction
1.3.2. Medical History
1.3.3. Methodology of Work at the Scene of the Event
1.3.4. In vivo Species Identification
1.3.5. Sampling of Live Animals

1.4. Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine II

1.4.1. Sampling of the Corpse
1.4.2. Species Identification (Molecular Techniques)
1.4.3. Anatomopathological Examination (Types of Pathologies)

1.5. Forensic Thanatology I

1.5.1. Introduction
1.5.2. Types of Death
1.5.3. Prodromes of Death
1.5.4. Cadaveric Phenomena
1.5.5. Data of Death

1.6. Forensic Thanatology II and Forensic Traumatology

1.6.1. Forensic Entomology
1.6.2. Forensic Traumatology
1.6.3. Injuries, Bruises, Contusions, Wounds, Fractures
1.6.4. Asphyxiation, Electrocution, Burns, Lightning Strikes

1.7. Forensic Toxicology I

1.7.1. General Principles
1.7.2. Main Toxics of Veterinary Concern
1.7.3. General Diagnosis of Poisoning

1.8. Forensic Toxicology II

1.8.1. Phases of Chemical-Toxicological Analysis
1.8.2. Chemical Methods
1.8.3. Instrumental Techniques
1.8.4. Quality Control of Toxicological Analysis
1.8.5. Interpretation of the Analytical Result

1.9. Necropsy

1.9.1. Introduction
1.9.2. Instruments and Specific Equipment
1.9.3. General Guidelines for Necropsy in Mammals External Examination Examination of Organs and Body Cavities

1.10. Necropsy in Other Species: Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc.

1.10.1. Birds
1.10.2. Fish
1.10.3. Reptiles

Module 2. The Veterinary Expert and Animal Abuse

2.1. Evolution of the Crime of Mistreatment up to Its Current Content

2.1.1. Original Wording of the 1995 Code
2.1.2. Modification of O.L. 15/2003, of November 25, 2003
2.1.3. Redaction According to O.L. 5/2010, of June 22nd
2.1.4. Type According to O.L. 1/2015, of March 30, 2015
2.1.5. Main Novelties

2.2. Animal Welfare and Evolution of the Legislation

2.2.1. Introduction
2.2.2. Evolution of Welfare Research
2.2.3. European Legislation
2.2.4. Spanish Legislation
2.2.5. Regional Administrative Regulations

2.3. Boundaries Between Criminal and Administrative Offenses

2.3.1. Introduction
2.3.2. Abuse
2.3.3. Other Behaviors
2.3.4. Mutilations
2.3.5. Substance Supply
2.3.6. Abandonment
2.3.7. Lack of Food
2.3.8. Transport
2.3.9. Filming

2.4. Types of Animal Abuse

2.4.1. Protected Animals
2.4.2. Acts of Abuse
2.4.3. Serious Health Impairment
2.4.4. Aggravated and Super-Aggravated Cases
2.4.5. Attenuated Type

2.5. Other Behaviors

2.5.1. Sexual Exploitation
2.5.2. Abandonment
2.5.3. Bankruptcy Matters
2.5.4. Application of the Common Provisions of Title XVI

2.6. Jurisprudence

2.6.1. Compilation of Rulings on Animal Abuse

2.7. Environmental Sections of the Prosecutor's Offices

2.7.1. Principles
2.7.2. Organization
2.7.3. Practical Experiences

2.8. Criminal Investigation of Animal Abuse

2.8.1. General Principles of Process
2.8.2. Notitia Críminis y Complaint Network Detection
2.8.3. Identification and Location of the Perpetrator
2.8.4. Action in Case of Abandonment
2.8.5. Owner’s Liability

2.9. The Veterinarian and the Criminal Procedure

2.9.1. Communication of Abuse Obligation
2.9.2. Veterinarian's Responsibility
2.9.3. Expert Reports on Animal Abuse

Un completísimo programa docente, estructurado en unidades didácticas muy bien desarrolladas, orientadas a un aprendizaje compatible con tu vida personal y profesional”