Dr. Stern has been qualified multiple times as an expert witness in veterinary medicine and veterinary pathology. He has consulted on cases of various types of animal abuse, neglect, human crimes involving animals, and food forensics. Currently Dr. Stern is involved with veterinary forensic research, outreach, lecturing and manages all veterinary forensic pathology cases for the University of Florida. Dr. Stern has lectured at local, national, and international professional conferences on topics such as anesthetic related-deaths in animals, the forensic necropsy/autopsy, thermal injuries, sexual abuse of animals, and non-accidental trauma. He has also published extensively in peer reviewed literature on subjects of natural disease and veterinary forensic pathology as well as published a book on veterinary forensic investigations, evidence collection, and expert testimony.