LSU Vet Med presents Animal CSI as part of its Tales from the Field series

February 28, 2023

On Friday, March 3, at 5:15 p.m., the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to present “Animal CSI” as part of its ongoing Tales from the Field series, which shines a spotlight on LSU Vet Med by sharing stories that exemplify our Vision, Mission, and Values. This program highlights the school’s vision of “Bettering lives through education, public service, and discovery.” Nanny Wenzlow,, PhD, DACVP, MRCVS, assistant professor of forensic pathology in the LSU Vet Med Department of Pathobiological Sciences, will present “Animal CSI” in the LSU Vet Med Library.

Forensic veterinary pathology is a growing field that examines animals that have been potential victims of acts of cruelty or injured or killed as part of a crime. The importance of identifying acts of cruelty correctly is essential as they identify deviant behavior in humans that has high potential to escalate into child and domestic abuse, and even serial killing. Hunting behavior of urban carnivores, like coyotes, foxes or wolves, can mimic acts of cruelty when the body parts of the prey animal are found. How can the distinction be made? Forensic veterinary pathology has the answer! Please join us as Dr. Wenzlow discusses these topics in a highly engaging and informative program.

Animal CSI: Tales From the Field will take place from 5:15-6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3 via zoom or in person at the LSU Vet Med Library. The event is open to the public. You can register online at Registering online will enable you to get the zoom link before the event if you cannot attend in person. If you have questions, please email Outreach Librarian Brian Collins at

About LSU Vet Med: Bettering lives through education, public service, and discovery

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 33 veterinary schools in the U.S. and the only one in Louisiana. LSU Vet Med is dedicated to improving and protecting the lives of animals and people through superior education, transformational research, and compassionate care. We teach. We heal. We discover. We protect.