Dr. Jodie Gerdin is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist with a specialization in veterinary forensic sciences. She has unique experience in animal abuse and neglect, as well as issues of concern in shelter medicine, including infectious diseases and anesthetic deaths. She graduated in 2003 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was vice-president of the Shelter Medicine Club. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia, she worked as an emergency veterinarian for 5 years at the Veterinary Referral and Critical Care in Richmond, Virginia. The field of histology drew her back to Cornell to complete her residency in anatomic pathology in 2012, but her interest in forensic science kept her coming back to the necropsy floor. She is excited to a member of the team of educators and specialists at UF utilizing the forensic sciences to to bring leading investigative techniques to instances of animal crime.