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An adult crow receiving care at the wildlife hospital

West Nile virus may no longer be a death sentence to crows. In a new study from the College of Veterinary Medicine, wildlife experts describe successfully treating and releasing five American crows infected with the deadly disease, These are the first known crows to survive West Nile virus.
Team Crab PLT in the Galápagos

The equatorial sun is fierce and radiates off the field of lava rocks that make up the rugged shoreline. My co-investigators and I are swiftly processing twenty Sally Lightfoot crabs that were collected from the nearby rocks. For each crab we individually identify them, measure dimensions, obtain a body weight, perform a physical exam, and count a heart rate to assess their health....
A Red-tailed Hawk shown carrying prey in talons

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Anticoagulant rodenticides continue to be used across the U.S. as a method for controlling pest rodent species. As a consequence, wild birds of prey are exposed to these toxicants by eating poisoned prey items.
A Snow goose being treated at Cornell's wildlife hospital

Each spring, large flocks of snow geese make their annual trek from the south back up to their Arctic breeding grounds. One goose’s journey was interrupted, however, by an increasingly common threat to wildlife — lead toxicity. 

After a decade of planning and over a year of construction, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo opened their new animal health center with the goal of providing education and transparency to visitors at the zoo.
A portrait of Dr. Emma Houck

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes new faculty member Dr. Emma Houck, assistant clinical professor in the section of zoological medicine.
Matt Marinkovich attending to a rhino

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Matt Marinkovich, DVM '14, always had a passion for wildlife but was initially unsure as to what career path might suit him best. “I always knew I wanted to do something with wildlife or something conservation related, but it took a little while to find what that niche was, whether PhD or vet school....."
The Cornell ZAWS executive board celebrates a successful day with keynote speaker Dr. Linda Penfold

Cornell’s Zoo and Wildlife Society hosted its first Wildlife Conservation Day Feb. 26, a one-day symposium devoted to education and training for students with an interest in non-domestic species. 
Vet student Loren helps perform a neonate exam on a newborn scimitar-horned oryx calf.

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Cornell veterinary student Loren Lassiter, DVM '22, practices unique care in her wildlife preceptorship at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
Carolina Baquerizo profile

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Cornell veterinary student Carolina Baquerizo, DVM '24, describes her experience completing a summer externship in wildlife medicine at the South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation (SEZARC).