Veterinary forensics is a growing field that holds many opportunities for research. As the field becomes more prominent, new fields of specialization will open up, giving investigators the chance to become experts in one specific aspect of veterinary forensics and each of these new areas of expertise will provide research opportunities. The melding of human and veterinary forensic science will ultimately benefit society, protecting people and animals alike. The future of veterinary forensics is very promising. As the laws against animal cruelty strengthen and as the public becomes less tolerant of animal cruelty, the number of successful animal cruelty prosecutions will increase. Veterinary forensics will play a huge role in the success of these cases by providing the evidence necessary to convince a jury to convict those who abuse animals.