Expert witnesses are an essential component of animal cruelty cases. They assist investigators, prosecutors, animal protection agents, judges and jurors in understanding what transpired and the resulting pain and suffering endured by the victim animal. This session will cover the who, what, when, why and how of expert testimony. Who can testify or consult as an expert? What can they testify about? When and why should they be allowed to testify? And, how can they skillfully share their knowledge and experience? Additionally, there will be tips about how to best prepare for testifying and what pitfalls to avoid.