Skip to main content


Black Bear in a grassy field by Pete Nuij, Unsplash.

A black bear being treated at the Cornell Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital tested positive for a Salmonella strain that had not been seen in animals in the U.S. before. A joint study between the hospital and Dr. Kevin Cummings helped detect the outbreak quickly and prevent the bacteria from spreading further.
Raina Plowright portrait.

Dr. Raina Plowright, the Rudolf J. and Katharine L. Steffen Professor of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health at CVM was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
A sloth recovering from electrocution


This past summer, Cornell veterinary student Sophie Yasuda traveled to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a beautiful beach town along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, to work at the Jaguar Rescue Center.
Nepal rhino by Martin Gilbert

For Your Information

This recent study shows that despite a population increase of greater one-horned rhinos in Nepal's Chitwan National Park, genetic diversity has declined.
A pair of swans flying over water by Christine Bogdanowicz

For Your Information

Since 2005, highly pathogenic avian influenza A H5N1 viruses have spread from Asia worldwide, infecting poultry, humans and wild birds. This new paper contributes to the understanding of the prevalence and ecology of low-pathogenicity avian influenza viruses in Mongolia, where birds from multiple flyways mix.

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.