BCSO Animal Services Team Welcomes New Veterinarian To Medical Staff

By  //  January 27, 2016

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Earlier this week the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit welcomed Dr. Robert J. Edwards DVM as the newest member of our Veterinarian Services Team. (BCSO image)

Earlier this week the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit welcomed Dr. Robert J. Edwards DVM as the newest member of our Veterinarian Services Team. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Earlier this week the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit welcomed Dr. Robert J. Edwards DVM as the newest member of our Veterinarian Services Team.

Dr. Edwards graduated from Virginia Tech’s Veterinary Medical Program in 2012.

He subsequently spent 2 years in the greater Pittsburgh area working in an animal clinical practice. In 2014, Dr. Edwards wife, Captain Katy Dorsey, a U.S. Army Veterinarian, was stationed in Washington D.C.

Dr. Edwards relocated to the D.C. area and developed a passion for shelter care medicine working at a regional SPCA as the attending shelter Veterinarian.

In July 2015, Dr. Edwards relocated again to Brevard County after Captain Dorsey was assigned to Patrick Air Force Base.

We would like to personally thank Captain Dorsey for her service to our great country and also for bringing Dr. Edwards with her so that he could become a valuable part of our team and BCSO family.

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Upon arrival in Brevard County, Dr. Edwards began working part time with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office while also working as a Clinical Veterinarian at the SPCA of North Brevard’s low-cost Veterinary Clinic.

This past week Dr. Edwards was sworn-in as a full time Staff Veterinarian working closely with Dr. Sarah Boyd who serves as our lead Veterinarian. Dr. Edwards is well respected in his field as a caring professional and we are very pleased to welcome him to our Animal Services team as we continue to grow and work toward a more humane Brevard County.

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Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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