The ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program is a joint effort of several organizations, made possible with funding from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Management of the program is provided by the W.R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, Department of Pathology, University of Florida College of Medicine. The program is housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida and is associated with the UF Distance Education Shelter Medicine Program Sponsored by PetSmart Charities in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida College of Medicine. In an effort to foster the application of the forensic sciences in veterinary medicine, the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine has worked to create the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association, which has over 120 members from 9 countries. To foster education in the area of forensic medicine, the International Forensic Medicine Association as also been created.