Veterinarians at CSU's Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, the only such lab in Colorado, use their expertise in pathology, virology, toxicology and parasitology to solve alleged animal-cruelty cases. They provide answers for law enforcement and grieving owners but also protect public welfare. "There's been a well-established link between cruelty to animals progressing to cruelty to people," said Colorado State University pathologist Gary Mason. "I hope we provide a larger social service by ... making sure an intervention occurs to someone that's abused animals."
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