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October 04, 2021
Using the most technologically advanced test to make a diagnosis might seem like a logical move, but a new commentary paper co-authored by Cornell Aquatics Scientist Dr. Rod Getchell warns veterinary clinicians and researchers that a diagnosis cannot rely on tests alone.
July 08, 2021
We are proud to announce that funding for the Aquatic Animal Health Program has been renewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a 5-year period.
May 20, 2021
While every good veterinary student learns the basics for dogs, cats, horses, and cows, there are usually few (if any) courses specifically focused on aquatic animals. Since before I can remember, all I have wanted to do is study and work with the animals that call the sea their home....
May 02, 2021
Cornell veterinary students Michelle Greenfield, DVM ’23, and Shoshana Zenilman, DVM ’23, worked with Rod Getchell to design a 4-week virtual course covering topics including aquaculture, fish handling and anesthesia, water quality, fish diseases, and zebrafish experimental models and welfare.
September 08, 2020 by Rodman Getchell
Mostly stuck at home like the rest of you, I cannot get the constant talk about testing and tracing out of my head during this COVID-19 pandemic. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s voice is ever present, and I welcome his daily, even-tempered and pragmatic broadcasts about how to keep us safe. Given my line of work, I easily saw some analogies, and I said to my work-at-home spouse on one of our daily walks, “Fish farmers have to deal with epidemics, too.”
April 07, 2020
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Rodman Getchell gives a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting aquatic animal health research being done at Cornell, and the significant role it plays in responding to emerging issues in fish health in New York State and internationally.
March 09, 2020
At a critical time for the future of life on Earth, The College of Veterinary Medicine announces the establishment of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center. The new center focuses on catalyzing multidisciplinary collaboration to address wildlife health challenges worldwide, while immersing students in unique learning experiences at home and abroad.
December 03, 2018
With eDNA, scientists can count fish and other animals just by collecting a small sample of water.
October 16, 2018
Students and teachers from across New York have been participating in Cornell's FishTracker Program to gather data about invasive fish and threatened native species.
June 05, 2018
In this feature article, Wildlife Watchers, learn how Cornell Wildlife Health Center scientists are turning discoveries into real-world solutions, and how our research and surveillance protects nature across New York State.