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Cornell University

December 2022

Portrait photo of Jennifer Bloodgood

Welcome to new CVM faculty member Dr. Jennifer Bloodgood, a wildlife veterinarian and biologist with interests in free-ranging wildlife health and disease, pathology, infectious disease, and the interface of human and wildlife health.
CALS undergraduate Genesis Contreras ’24 and her service dog, Nugget, at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center.

Cornell Animal Science major Genesis Contreras ’24 needed her service dog to keep her safe while working with the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab, but Nugget, a 4-year-old beagle, needed to be safe as well. A team across Cornell found a solution: "doggles."
Two Grey headed flying foxes (bats) shown hanging in a tree

Preserving and restoring natural habitats could prevent pathogens that originate in wildlife from spilling over into domesticated animals and humans, according to two new companion studies.
A graphical representation of taking care of the Earth, showing two hands clasping the natural world with buildings in the middle


It is no longer possible to separate the health of the planet from the health of its people. Disease patterns are changing as the climate does, and human health is at risk from loss of biodiversity, depleted water supplies, environmental toxins, and collapsing food systems.