Veterinary Forensic Services

Hearts Alive Village provides forensic investigations into animal cruelty for Clark County, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, and Henderson.
 

We have a specially trained forensics veterinarian who passionately prioritizes these cases. Sadly, live and deceased animals who are suspected victims of abuse and neglect are arriving at our Hearts Alive Clinic much too frequently by way of Animal Protection Officers.

 

In order to collect quality evidence that will hold up in court and could lead to a conviction, Dr Ken Sieranski absolutely must be
available to immediately conduct his work when victims arrive. When a live animal is brought to us, in addition to documenting
any injuries or illness, we can provide medical treatment, emotional comfort, and psychological support. In some cases, we’ve had the honor of placing them in new and loving homes. When a deceased animal is brought into the clinic, a necropsy is performed. This is the last chance we have to be their voice – to search for truth and provide factual data that could support a successful prosecution.

Dr. Ken Sieranski, DVM, MS

Forensic Veterinarian

Dr. Ken discovered his passion for animal welfare and lifesaving in high school when he volunteered for a small, limited admission animal shelter. He graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and completed a specialty internship in Shelter Medicine at The University of Florida. Before joining Hearts Alive in 2021, Dr. Ken spent his career working in two of the largest open admission animal shelters in the country. He applies this knowledge of large animal lifesaving operations to scale up Hearts Alive Village to meet the needs of animals in the Las Vegas community, starting with the most vulnerable.

Documenting the medical condition of victims of animal neglect and abuse for local law enforcement is one of the most rewarding aspects of Dr. Ken’s role at Hearts Alive Village. He also enjoys educating families about preventive care needed to keep their pets healthy. When Dr. Ken isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his “potatoes,” Sweet Potato and Tater Tot, and exploring downtown Las Vegas.

“Too many animals are suffering from preventable diseases. Our goal is to provide affordable vaccines to prevent the pain and suffering, and the financial burden, of falling ill to these diseases.” ~Dr. Ken