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A Black Bear cub shown on the operating table at Cornell


Watch this video of Swanson Wildlife Hospital veterinarians treating a black bear cub after she was hit by a car in the Adirondack Park. After spending time with a wildlife rehabilitator in Oswego County, the bear will be returned to the wild.
An injured Black bear cub shown with a cast on it's foreleg and being treated at Cornell

After being hit by a car in the Adirondack Park, a female black bear cub was brought to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital where it received care to repair its broken left foreleg.
Christina Parsnick in lab

Cornell sets the bar for training vet techs in wildlife medicine. The Veterinary Technician Student Preceptorship in Wildlife Medicine is the first of its kind in the northeast U.S., and gives veterinary technicians-in-training concentrated wildlife-focused experience.
Fox in a field

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.
Harrier Hawk

A northern harrier, also known as a marsh hawk, was successfully treated at Cornell's Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital after having been poisoned by eating prey contaminated with man-made toxins. Watch this video to see the harrier being released back into the wild at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.
Bald Eagle treated by veterinarians

A bald eagle and northern harrier poisoned by lead and a rodenticide, respectively, are expected to make full recoveries after receiving treatment from Cornell veterinarians at the Swanson Wildlife Hospital.
Examining a Bobcat

The Cornell team at the Swanson Wildlife Hospital and local rehabilitators saved the life of a wild bobcat hit by a car in Lansing, New York.
Red-tailed Hawk treated for lead

Lead is toxic to both humans and animals, and contaminates our environment. On a regular basis, the staff at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital work to save animals that are severely ill due to ingestion of environmental lead.