Laura Niestat


Laura Niestat

Laura Niestat

Forensic Veterinarian, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Dr. Laura Niestat is a 2000 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Manhattan Veterinary Group. In 2016, she received a Master’s degree in Veterinary Forensic Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Niestat joined the ASPCA as a staff veterinarian in 2009 and began working exclusively with animal cruelty cases in 2013. She joined the forensics team in 2014 and provides forensic support and expert witness testimony for animal cruelty investigations in New York City. Prior to coming to the ASPCA, Dr. Niestat served as the Medical Director at the Manhattan Veterinary Group on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and worked as an emergency and critical care clinician in Boston. Dr. Niestat has delivered lectures and participated in trainings for the NYPD and veterinary professionals in forensic veterinary science and recognizing animal abuse.

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