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Lesser short-nosed fruit bat

The COVID-19 pandemic can be traced back to a bat virus. Indeed, bats are known reservoirs for many dangerous viruses that can spill over to humans. To help prevent the next pandemic, Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky and WCS’s Dr. Sue Lieberman argue that humanity must leave bats and their habitats undisturbed.
Hayley Murphy with gorilla


In this alumni spotlight, we sit down with Cornell alum Hayley Murphy, CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society, and discuss her career journey as zoological veterinarian and wildlife conservationist. 
Maggie Swift sitting on a rock in the field


We're excited to welcome Maggie Swift as a Cornell Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellow, who will use advanced computer modeling to simulate elephant movements in southern Africa that will make it easier to evaluate scenarios for integrative, sustainable land-use management.
Dr. Monica Atienza examining a juvenile Visayan Tarctic horbill and placing a leg ID band


Cornell veterinary student Ashley Broderick conducted field surveys and a wildlife health research project on endangered hornbill species to help aid veterinarians who care for hornbills worldwide.
Vulture flying close to the ground


Cornell's Dr. Martin Gilbert was interviewed for a Youth Geographic Association podcast about his journey into vulture conservation and ecology in Asia and Africa alongside his revolutionary research that tackled vulture population declines to help promote their recovery.
Amanda Bielecki in the lab holding up a sample


This past spring, Cornell veterinary student Amanda Bielecki, DVM '25, gave an oral presentation at the 79th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference about lead exposure in bobcats and fishers.
Steve Osofsky standing in front of elephants

The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society announced 10 new honorary diplomats during the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association this year, including Cornell's Dr. Steve Osofsky, DVM ’89.
Sarah Balik examines a sea turtle.


While she’s now nearing the completion of a two-year Veterinary Fellowship at the National Aquarium, Sarah Balik ‘15, DVM ‘19, clearly recalls experiences she had as a Cornell veterinary student that set her on her current path.
Cornell staff member Helen Lee in Kyrgyzstan

Helen Lee, assistant director of wildlife health and health policy at the College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about the many different responsibilities of her role and the journey that led her back to Cornell where she feels her work is making a difference for wildlife and conservation.
A Spotted salamander shown on leaves by Christine Bogdanowicz.


Rivaling the wildebeest migration of the Serengeti, the great Ithaca salamander migration is truly a wildlife spectacle!