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One-eyed pelican on hospital table being treated

This juvenile American white pelican — which had only one working eye and was suffering from weakness and parasites — was brought to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital, making history as the first of its species to be treated there.
Animal receiving care in hospital

For Your Information

The November/December 2019 issue of the Cornell Alumni Magazine features the heroic work of the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.  
Cattle in Africa

Mongabay interviews the Cornell Wildlife Health Center’s Dr. Steve Osofsky about southern African efforts to lessen reliance on fences to protect livestock from disease, and in the process also allow key wildlife migration routes to be restored.
Panel speakers at MPH symposium

Spurred by estimates suggesting we have only 10 years left to prevent irreversible damage to the planet, this College of Veterinary Medicine symposium hosted by Cornell's Master in Public Health Program explored the relationships between climate change and health.
Leopard in forest


Congratulations to Shashank Poudel on receiving the Pat J. Miller Scholarship from the Wildlife Conservation Network! As a Cornell PhD student, Shashank aims to implement community-based interventions to reduce human-leopard conflict in Nepal.
Amphibian close-up


The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to that of animals and the environment. Amphibians have been documented to help keep forests healthy while also serving as key indicators of water quality.
A herd of wildebeest shown coming towards the viewer

Cornell's Dr. Steve Osofsky details how methods of addressing livestock diseases can sometimes cause significant negative impacts on other sectors - especially wildlife - and calls for more thoughtful and holistic approaches.
A baby turtle is examined before releasing into the wild

Between May and July of this year, the Swanson Wildlife Hospital rescued approximately 150 eggs from pregnant snapping and painted turtles that were hit by cars and too injured to survive and lay eggs on their own. Most of the successfully hatched turtles were released in September, and some will be cared for through the winter by Cornell veterinary students and volunteers.
A collage of snapping turtle images


The Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine rescued approximately 150 eggs from pregnant turtles that were hit by cars and too injured to survive and lay eggs on their own. Watch this video on how our experts rescued and subsequently released the hatchling turtles into their natural habitat.
A beautiful underwater image of colorful, healthy coral

Cornell researchers have examined changes in reported diseases across marine species at a global scale over a 44-year period. The findings show that long-term changes in ocean health coincide with decades of widespread environmental change.