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Namibian child


While conducting research on cheetah nutrition in Africa, Cornell DVM student Elvina Yau '20 also provided educational outreach for local Namibian children, immersing herself in the local culture.

By mining nature’s resources at an unsustainable rate, global societies can flourish in the short term, but face significant impacts from the degradation of nature’s life support systems over the longer term.
A portrait of biobank director at an award ceremony

Cornell's Dr. Maria Castelhano was invited to participate in a global taskforce to standardize biobanking practices. Since most of the world's facilities are for human biobanks, Dr. Castelhano's presence ensured that biobanks which collect animal samples are represented.
Student kneeling on rock in stream

Students and teachers from across New York have been participating in Cornell's FishTracker Program to gather data about invasive fish and threatened native species.
Carmen Smith shown working in the lab


Cornell veterinary student Carmen Smith, DVM '21, reflects on his summer experiences working as a research assistant for a Zoological Pathology Program.


Cornell veterinary student Kwamina Otseidu ’21 writes about the amazing opportunity he had being a part of the AQUAVET program, where he learned about aquatic species, their anatomy, ecology, and the role they play in freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Cheetah in the wild


The Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) Program was launched 15 years ago at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa. Since then, the program has focused on interrelated challenges impacting land-use, animal and human health, wildlife conservation, and poverty alleviation.
Veterinary clinic

The residents of the Belize Zoo have a brand-new veterinary clinic that will serve the medical needs of everyone from Sparks the tapir to Chiqui the jaguar. Members of the College of Veterinary Medicine celebrated this milestone with zoo staff when the clinic opened this summer.
Tiger with Cubs


The Cornell Feline Health Center awarded a grant to continue investigations into the prevalence of canine distemper virus infection in the previously unstudied tiger populations of Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Nepal.
White tail deer

Chronic wasting disease has been found in deer in 23 states and two Canadian provinces. Wildlife agencies, conservation organizations, and the hunting industry are coming together to educate the public and highlight the need for investment in scientific research to better understand the disease.