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The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine launched its new Department of Public and Ecosystem Health, linking interdisciplinary One Health work that benefits the well-being of people, animals and the environment.
Student Jared Zion shown with a gazelle on an exam table

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Cornell veterinary student Jared Zion, DVM '23, spent his summer externing at the Israeli Wildlife Hospital in Tel Aviv. Read more about his unforgettable experience caring for a diversity of animals, including elephants, various birds, and ibex. 
Orphaned beaver by Carol Jennings/Cornell Vet

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After they lost their parents and developed bacterial enteritis all in the span of a few weeks, a litter of beaver kits came into the care of our team at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.
An Ethiopian wolf image by Charles J. Sharp via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

While global attention is of course currently focused on COVID-19 and other diseases that jump from animals to people, people and domestic animals can also spread disease to wildlife, notes the Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky. 
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Cornell launched its “To Do the Greatest Good” campaign, kicking off a five-year endeavor that looks to raise $5 billion by 2026, which includes support for addressing sustainability and animal health issues.
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The Veterinary One Health Association (VOHA) at Cornell hosted its annual symposium featuring guest speakers, special lectures and a virtual poster session covering One Health issues.
Bald Eagle x-ray from SPCA Serving Erie County

A severely injured young bald eagle had surgery at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital and was successfully released after it recovered.

History is pockmarked with the scars of past zoonotic outbreaks. The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses how global cooperation in a unified “one health” effort is needed to prevent the next pandemic.
Red-tailed Hawk being released back into the wild by Christine Bogdanowicz

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By analyzing case records, Cornell researchers helped clarify and quantify the causes for wildlife rehabilitation, species involved, and treatment outcomes.
Katherine McClure portrait, holding a bird

Dr. Katherine McClure, quantitative disease ecologist and 2019-2021 postdoctoral fellow with the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, is working to save Hawai’i’s native bird populations from avian malaria.