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Lioness on operating table

A big cat got the lion’s share of attention when her keepers brought her to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA). There, Ntsumi the white African lioness was diagnosed with an intestinal mass that veterinarians surgically removed.
Cornell veterinarian examines a captive elephant as vet students look on

A 23-year partnership between Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine provides care for endangered species while giving veterinarians and students specialized training.
A small bat shown being gently held in hand

Cornell's wildlife experts weigh-in on the impact of white-nose syndrome, a fungus that has been devastating bat populations across North America, with a mortality rate that can often reach 90 to 100 percent.
A Reticulated Python shown on the operating table at Cornell

A scan performed at Cornell University Hospital for Animals aided veterinarians in their treatment of a python from Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.
Laci Taylor examines an anesthetized jaguar prior to a procedure


Cornell veterinary student Laci Taylor '22 writes about her one-week experience at the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center through the International Experience in Wildlife Health and Conservation course.
Dr. Noha Abou-Madi examines a Red panda at the Syracuse Zoo

Learn how the symbiotic 22-year partnership between Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York has been mutually beneficial to wildlife, students, and scientists alike.
Belize Zoo Clinic Group


Cornell veterinary student Victoria Albano ’21 traveled to Belize Zoo to gain hands-on experience with a diverse group of Central American species.
Veterinary clinic

The residents of the Belize Zoo have a brand-new veterinary clinic that will serve the medical needs of everyone from Sparks the tapir to Chiqui the jaguar. Members of the College of Veterinary Medicine celebrated this milestone with zoo staff when the clinic opened this summer.
Clouded Leopard


Cornell veterinary student Isabel Jimenez ’19 discusses the importance of training zoo animals to be active participants in their veterinary care.
Young Elephant


Cornell veterinary student Isabel Jimenez ’19 discusses the importance of zoo animal training to the care and conservation of wildlife species.