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Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital

Providing exceptional veterinary care, advancing education, and discovering ways to improve the health of native wild animals in the northeastern United States

The Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital, part of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals at the College of Veterinary Medicine, provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for ill and injured native wild animals. Serving as a valuable and trusted resource to our local community, the state of New York and surrounding northeast region, we work diligently to treat a broad range of common to complex disease presentations in a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. We work closely with a large network of licensed wildlife rehabilitators to bridge the gap between hospitalization and successful release back to the wild.

Our hospital staff has a passion for teaching, and is dedicated to training veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and graduate veterinarians in wildlife medicine. Our busy and varied caseload provides extraordinary learning opportunities regarding not only the individual patient, but also in relation to population and ecosystem health. Through innovative research, we contribute new information to the field of wildlife medicine that improves clinical outcomes and release success for wildlife patients, and deepens our understanding of wildlife health.

To learn more about the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital, please visit our website.