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Cayuga Lake Brown trout by Christine Bogdanowicz

Cornell veterinary students Michelle Greenfield, DVM ’23, and Shoshana Zenilman, DVM ’23, worked with Rod Getchell to design a 4-week virtual course covering topics including aquaculture, fish handling and anesthesia, water quality, fish diseases, and zebrafish experimental models and welfare.
Aquatics resident treating animal

Podcast

On this Aquadocs Podcast, host and Cornell veterinary student Michelle Greenfield, DVM '23, interviews Cornell alum Tatiana Weisbrod, DVM '17, Resident in Aquatic Animal Health at the University of Florida, about her career path and advice for aspiring aquatic animal veterinarians.
Cornell Red-tailed Hawk in flight by Christine Bogdanowicz 2020

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has released its 2020 Annual Report, detailing its progress in its key strategic priority areas, including "Advances in Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health."
Salmon net pens

Mostly stuck at home like the rest of you, I cannot get the constant talk about testing and tracing out of my head during this COVID-19 pandemic. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s voice is ever present, and I welcome his daily, even-tempered and pragmatic broadcasts about how to keep us safe. Given my line of work, I easily saw some analogies, and I said to my work-at-home spouse on one of our daily walks, “Fish farmers have to deal with epidemics, too.”
Rodman Getchell and researcher examining a fish

Blog

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Rodman Getchell gives a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting aquatic animal health research being done at Cornell, and the significant role it plays in responding to emerging issues in fish health in New York State and internationally.
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.
Crustacean

Blog

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.
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.