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Sumatran tiger crouching to drink water

Dr. Martin Gilbert, Wild Carnivore Specialist at the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, has worked extensively documenting the threat of canine distemper virus (CDV) to endangered Amur tigers in the Russian Far East. He is now working to determine the threat of CDV to other tiger subspecies.
Bald Eagles feeding on a carcass left by a hunter by Chelsea Geyer, NYSDEC Wildlife technician

There is no safe level of lead for any wildlife species, and a hunter’s ammunition choice can mean life or death for scavenging wildlife.
A portrait of Hery Ríos-Guzmán

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Cornell veterinary student Hery Ríos-Guzmán, DVM '24, writes about how the AQUAVETⓇ I Program has helped him feel better prepared for a future as an aquatic veterinarian.
A turkey in the care of the wildlife hospital at Cornell

This female wild turkey was treated at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital after being attacked by a dog. The wild bird is expected to make a full recovery and will be eventually released back into the wild.
Rhino and helicopter from Namibian Ministry of the Environment, Forestry, and Tourism

The Wildlife Disease Association highlights Cornell wildlife veterinarian Dr. Robin Radcliffe and his team, who were awarded an Ig Nobel prize for their rhino health research. 
Quarry lake

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine launched its new Department of Public and Ecosystem Health, linking interdisciplinary One Health work that benefits the well-being of people, animals and the environment.
Student Jared Zion shown with a gazelle on an exam table

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Cornell veterinary student Jared Zion, DVM '23, spent his summer externing at the Israeli Wildlife Hospital in Tel Aviv. Read more about his unforgettable experience caring for a diversity of animals, including elephants, various birds, and ibex. 
Orphaned beaver by Carol Jennings/Cornell Vet

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After they lost their parents and developed bacterial enteritis all in the span of a few weeks, a litter of beaver kits came into the care of our team at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.
An Ethiopian wolf image by Charles J. Sharp via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

While global attention is of course currently focused on COVID-19 and other diseases that jump from animals to people, people and domestic animals can also spread disease to wildlife, notes the Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky. 
A view to the main entrance at CVM

Cornell launched its “To Do the Greatest Good” campaign, kicking off a five-year endeavor that looks to raise $5 billion by 2026, which includes support for addressing sustainability and animal health issues.