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Second-year veterinary resident, Dr. Catherine Bartholf, performing an ultrasound on a snow leopard.  Photo: Alexander Levitskiy

Many have watched episodes of the Animal Planet docuseries “The Zoo,” getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the phenomenal conservation, science, and education agenda that is carried out at the Bronx Zoo. As someone interested in zoological medicine, I had always dreamt of training with the Bronx Zoo Zoological Health Program.... 
Announcing launch of K. Lisa Yang Wildlife Health Fellows program


Check out this new opportunity for our next generation of wildlife health / One Health leaders!
Sharks shown swimming in open water.

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced a gift of $35 million to support the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, which has been renamed to the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health in recognition of the scale of commitment to planetary health from the donor, Lisa Yang.
K. Lisa Yang

A transformational gift from philanthropist and Cornell alumna K. Lisa Yang ’74 will endow and rename the Cornell Wildlife Health Center as the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Danielle Keerbs shown changing a bandage.

My heart hammers in my chest as I unlock the door to the enclosure, my eyes hunting through the mesh to find the animal inside. It’s not just the heat making my palms sweaty as I open the door and duck inside; it’s not just the exercise making me short of breath. Of all the animals in the clinic, this is the one that terrifies me the most: the one-armed, two-toed sloth named Ace.... 
Erica Jackson shown with an elk.


Cornell veterinary student Erica Jackson, DVM '25, discusses her experiences working at Six Flags Great Adventure Wild Safari in Jackson, New Jersey over the years.
A Calfornia Condor shown spreading it's wings while standing on a rock; Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.

Thanks to lifted pandemic restrictions and funding from both the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and the Cornell Wildlife Health Center Student Support Fund, I was able to travel to the opposite side of the country for the last six weeks of my clinical year for an externship at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California....


There are times in life where things don’t go as expected, including on June 13, 2023, when I showed up for the first day of my project at SANCCOB, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, as part of Cornell’s Expanding Horizons Program....
Sergio Acuna Gutierrez applies antibiotic ointment to the eyes of Mayte, an African White rhinoceros. Photo: Provided


Cornell veterinary student Sergio Acuna Gutierrez traveled to Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico for ten weeks to work at the Zoológico Guadalajara. Home to over 3,500 animals from over 300 different species and built on a reserve at the edge of the Huentitan Canyon, Zoológico Guadalajara is one of the largest zoos in all of Latin America.
A sloth with telemetry tag shown in a tree.

Did you know that the second most common cause of injured sloths coming into rescue centers is electrocution? If not, you are in the majority. There is little to no literature about sloth electrocution in the academic world, even though it is such a pervasive problem.