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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.


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.
Lesser short-nosed fruit bat

As human populations increase around the world, people have increasingly encroached on wildlife habitats, sometimes causing previously unknown, deadly diseases to jump from animals to humans. To counter this threat, Cornell's Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno and his lab study how the Nipah virus jumps from bats to people.
Christina Parsnick in lab

Cornell sets the bar for training vet techs in wildlife medicine. The Veterinary Technician Student Preceptorship in Wildlife Medicine is the first of its kind in the northeast U.S., and gives veterinary technicians-in-training concentrated wildlife-focused experience.
Beekeeper with Bees

Honeybees are crucial for New York's agricultural economy. A new course at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine trains students on how to protect these important pollinators.


Cornell DVM student Fayme Cai '22 discusses her undergraduate thesis project investigating blood lead levels in New York City pigeons.