Contact this Expert Witness
- Phone: (304) 549-6055
- Website: claramasondvm.com
Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Veterinarian and Animals
Specialty Focus:Expert witness in Equine abuse and neglect, in addition to small animal welfare. I have spent 30 years testifying in court against animal (equine) abuse and neglect. I have written multiple articles identifying the neglected horse and securing methods to prosecute those involved with equine abuse.
Education:BS, University of MD; DVM, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine; Acupuncture, Chi Institute
Years in Practice:32
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:24
ANIMALS: HORSES, DOGS, CATS, CATTLE, POULTRY, SNAKES, RABBITS, For the past 8 years, I have served on the Welfare Committees for both the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) where I currently serve as the chairwoman for the welfare committee. I have won multiple professional awards from the Humane Society of the U S and AAEP for my contributions for identifying and ending equine abuse and neglect. My welfare cases also include additional species other than horses: cattle, dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, poultry and snakes. Often, hoarding cases encompass more than one animal species and it is imperative that the expert witness is familiar with species challenges and differences to ensure successful prosecution. For the past 15 years, many of my animal neglect cases reflect hoarding scenarios which can be a welfare challenge due to the emotional consequences and balances separating human addiction with animal welfare. I volunteer my time training attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, and shelter employees on identifying animal abuse and neglect and successfully prosecuting these cases. I have never lost a welfare case in court.