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Two individuals shown with hard hats and masks with the text "Coronavirus" juxtaposed over the image of the people

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center’s Dr. Steve Osofsky describes how One Health thinking can help humanity avoid outbreaks of emerging diseases like COVID-19.
Scene from an isolation ward with a person in protective clothing

As the coronavirus continues to spread in China and beyond, Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky says it’s time to shut down the "wet markets" the virus came from.
A Big brown bat with her wing wrapped to stabilize a wing injury


Cornell veterinary student Loren Lassiter ’22 spent time volunteering at Wild Things Sanctuary in Ithaca, NY, working with a variety of local bat species.
Cornell veterinarian examines a captive elephant as vet students look on

A 23-year partnership between Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine provides care for endangered species while giving veterinarians and students specialized training.
Far Eastern Leopard sitting on ground

For Your Information

Translocation of wildlife as a means of reintroducing or reinforcing threatened populations is an important conservation tool but carries health risks for the translocated animals and their progeny, as well as wildlife, domestic animals and humans in the release area.
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.