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Deer roe by Wild Pixar from Pixabay.

Experts from Cornell and across the nation developed a computer model along with a user-friendly app that predicts counties where wildlife managers should target their surveillance of chronic wasting disease in deer.
Wildlife Conservation Day group photo from 2024.

The student-led Zoo and Wildlife Society at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted their second annual Wildlife Conservation Day featuring a diverse set of speakers.
A young porcupine being treated for sarcoptic mange; Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.

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Check out this new paper led by Cornell zoological medicine resident Dr. Laura St. Clair and an interdisciplinary Cornell team studying sarcoptic mange in wild North American porcupines.
A Great Blue Heron hunting for fish in a lake by Christine Bogdanowicz

Cornell’s Dr. Krysten Schuler and David Dayan discuss how pollution in the environment - from lead to PFAS - affects wildlife, and how birds are threatened on multiple fronts.
Erin Guntrum with Canada lynx receiving anesthetized physical exam and survey radiographs.


Being a Rochester native, Seneca Park Zoo, home to nearly 100 different species, has always been my home zoo. A couple of years ago, Dr. Chris McKinney, who had worked at the small animal GP my family pets see, transitioned from relief veterinarian to full-time zoo veterinarian. So, as a veterinary student very much interested in a career in zoo medicine, I reached out....
Katelyn Cadwallader (Class of ’26) auscultating the heart and lungs of an Ocelot.


Last fall, Cornell alumnus Bill Konstant visited Cornell to share his exciting life experiences from around the world as a conservationist and gave a donation to support Cornell veterinary students seeking hands-on clinical experience at the Belize Zoo.
Fishers work on Lake Victoria in Africa by Kathryn Fiorella.

Fatal drownings are a big risk for small-scale fishers on Africa’s largest lake, with many of those deaths attributed to bad weather – conditions that are likely to worsen with climate change, according to a new study co-authored by Cornell's Dr. Kathryn Fiorella.
A mule deer contemplates crossing under a wire fence by Christine Bogdanowicz.

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A collaborative team, including Cornell Wildlife Health Lab researchers, introduce a software program designed to enable agency personnel to make up-to-date, localized, data-driven predictions regarding the odds of chronic wasting disease detection in surrounding areas after an outbreak is discovered.
Dr. Martin Gilbert by Rachel Philipson/CVM


On this Cornell Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Martin Gilbert discusses his decades-long experience working in the nonprofit sector and in academia on international wildlife conservation projects in settings as diverse as Greenland, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar.
Brenda Hanley with a coffe mug.


I work remotely, so these meetings are often the only human interaction I have all day. But that's not only a function of being remote - it's also a function of the nature of my work. The actual 'doing of the thing' - the math work itself - is often a solo sport....