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A graphical representation of planet Earth's heart-rate.

Until now, governments have largely erased pandemic threats from their list of priorities, despite continued surges in the spread of animal-to-human diseases. Consequently, The Lancet and the Coalition for Preventing Pandemics at the Source are convening a commission on the prevention of viral spillover. 
A NY State beekeeper shown tending to his beehives.

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In this study led by Cornell's Dr. Karyn Bischoff, researchers found pesticide contamination of beeswax in New York State's beekeeping industry to be common, with commercial beekeepers experiencing the greatest contamination.
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Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright will be serving as a co-chair of a new Commission on Prevention of Viral Spillover, convened by The Lancet and the Coalition for Preventing Pandemics at the Source.
Georgia Aquarium Animal Health Team

I started veterinary school with the goal of working with stingrays, dolphins, and fish. Now, four years later, I can say I have worked at some of the top aquariums and other aquatic facilities in the country and connected with colleagues who are leading this field.
White-tailed deer doe shown in a field of brown vegetation by Brad Taylor.

Cornell's Krysten Schuler comments on how chronic-wasting disease spreads in deer and the importance of monitoring the disease through surveillance.
One Health ad showing a bear cub amongst flowers.


In this eCornell webinar, Dr. Steve Osofsky, Dr. Krysten Schuler, and Dr. Jennifer Bloodgood of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine share their experiences from the field and the lab to illustrate how the health of wildlife and our own health are inextricably linked.
Tiger walking in the forest by R. Gilbert.

Dr. Martin Gilbert, our wild carnivore health specialist, reflects on his decades-long research into canine distemper virus in endangered wild tigers, from the Russian Far East to Southeast Asia, and the valuable partnerships he has developed to help implement disease surveillance systems to monitor wild tiger health.
Black Bear in a grassy field by Pete Nuij, Unsplash.

A black bear being treated at the Cornell Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital tested positive for a Salmonella strain that had not been seen in animals in the U.S. before. A joint study between the hospital and Dr. Kevin Cummings helped detect the outbreak quickly and prevent the bacteria from spreading further.
Raina Plowright portrait.

Dr. Raina Plowright, the Rudolf J. and Katharine L. Steffen Professor of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health at CVM was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
Hery Ríos-Guzmán, DVM ’24, in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic, FUNDEMAR’s headquarters.

We strap on our snorkel gear and jump into the blue. It only takes a few butterfly kicks to reach a citadel bustling with life. Within seconds, we are greeted by branching, massive, and laminar structures formed by hundreds of genetically identical individuals....