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Vet student with rhino

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.
Great white shark

Cornell scientists and partners have mapped out the intriguing great white shark genome for the first time. This DNA detective work can help scientists better understand the population dynamics of endangered shark species, and provide insights on how their renowned wound-healing properties and low cancer rates could someday translate into medical treatments for people.
Cornell STEM

With eDNA, scientists can count fish and other animals just by collecting a small sample of water.
Student kneeling on rock in stream

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.


Cornell veterinary student Kwamina Otseidu ’21 writes about the amazing opportunity he had being a part of the AQUAVET program, where he learned about aquatic species, their anatomy, ecology, and the role they play in freshwater and marine ecosystems.
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.
Sea Turtle


Cornell veterinary student Victoria Albano '21 reflects on her once in a lifetime experience in Ostional, Costa Rica working with sea turtles.
Students Sampling

One-hundred and sixty 6th graders have been collecting environmental DNA samples to help Cornell scientists monitor the range of invasive and endangered fish species in New York's waterways, engaging in hands-on science and learning about the balance of ecosystems.
Round goby

I don’t usually think of myself as a detective. I tell folks that we at the Aquatic Animal Health Program investigate fish kills for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)....
Diamondback Terrapin

Cornell scientists and partners have discovered that saxitoxin, a potent neurotoxin from algal blooms, was the cause of a massive die-off of diamondback terrapin turtles and fish. Understanding what's happening in this fragile ecosystem is key to preventing future crises - for wildlife and people.