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Flying Fox by Nils Bouillard-ztyLXIUYYho-unsplash.

First it jumped from bats to pigs. Then pigs gave it to people. Now the brain-damaging Nipah virus has found a way to leap from bats to humans without an intermediary host.
A small herd of elelphants shown on the African savannah.

The cross-disciplinary Cornell Global Grand Challenge explores how, and why, Earth’s beings are always on the move. This includes research by Dr. Steve Osofsky, DVM ’89, who has long studied the effects of fences on migratory elephants and other wildlife in southern Africa.
A tiger shown walking along the forest edge.

In the past century, the global tiger population has dwindled from over 100,000 to between 3,726 and 5,578 animals. In this literature review led by Cornell, researchers suggest disease surveillance is increasingly important as tiger populations decline and become more vulnerable to disease outbreaks.
A portrait of Kristina Ceres shown with flowers in the background.

Kristina Ceres' extensive research, from cattle with tuberculosis to the critically endangered great hammerhead shark, led the Wildlife Disease Association to select Ceres for a Graduate Student Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding academic accomplishment and future potential in wildlife research.
Dr. Nate LaHue examines a sedated bear.


As the son of two veterinarians, Nate LaHue, DVM ’13, was exposed to veterinary medicine his whole life, though his interests never meshed with small animal practice. It was during his undergraduate years that he realized he could combine his interest in veterinary medicine with his passion for wildlife.
Annual Open House at the Veterinary College scene with family and staff.

A beloved tradition returned to Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine this past week. After a three-year, pandemic-induced hiatus, the college invited the community to its 54th annual Open House.
A tiger lying down on the forest floor.

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The contraction of the global tiger population over the last 100 years into small, often isolated subpopulations has made them increasingly vulnerable to the impact of disease. Despite this, the health of wild tigers continues to be insufficiently funded and explored.
A collage of new Professorships.

In recognition of their outstanding scholarship and service, multiple members of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty have been granted named professorships, including Drs. Raina Plowright and Gary Whittaker.
Peregrine “Peri” Wolff, D.V.M. ‘84 shown holding a turtle.

In 2022, Peregrine “Peri” Wolff, DVM ‘84, was invited to serve on the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council and the Women’s Engagement & Philanthropy Initiative, supporting Cornell's focus on wildlife health and its connections to public, domestic animal and environmental health.
Danielle Sosnicki shown standing next to a bird sculpture.


Danielle Sosnicki is a Biomedical & Biological Sciences PhD Candidate in the Travis Lab at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is studying mechanisms that are involved in the maturation and function of sperm, with a concentration in Zoology and Wildlife Conservation.