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Student Jared Zion shown with a gazelle on an exam table

Blog

Cornell veterinary student Jared Zion, DVM '23, spent his summer externing at the Israeli Wildlife Hospital in Tel Aviv. Read more about his unforgettable experience caring for a diversity of animals, including elephants, various birds, and ibex. 
Orphaned beaver by Carol Jennings/Cornell Vet

Video

After they lost their parents and developed bacterial enteritis all in the span of a few weeks, a litter of beaver kits came into the care of our team at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.
Red-tailed Hawk being released back into the wild by Christine Bogdanowicz

For Your Information

By analyzing case records, Cornell researchers helped clarify and quantify the causes for wildlife rehabilitation, species involved, and treatment outcomes.
Ig Nobel prize for rhino tranportation video screenshot

Video

Watch the announcement of this year's Ig Nobel Transportation Prize, awarded to a Cornell-led team for their research on whether it's safer for rhinos to be transported upside-down or on their side.  
An African elephant with birds hitching a ride coming towards the photographer

Announcement

Our Beyond Fences program in southern Africa has been awarded a three-year grant from WWF to help facilitate greater collaboration between the wildlife and livestock sectors to resolve previously intractable conflicts between animal disease regulatory needs and transfrontier conservation area objectives.
Rod Getchell shwon working at a microscope

Announcement

We are proud to announce that funding for the Aquatic Animal Health Program has been renewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a 5-year period.
Aquadocs student blog thumbnail image with a SCUBA diver and Sea Lion

Blog

While every good veterinary student learns the basics for dogs, cats, horses, and cows, there are usually few (if any) courses specifically focused on aquatic animals. Since before I can remember, all I have wanted to do is study and work with the animals that call the sea their home....
Penguin shown in the water

Blog

As an aspiring veterinarian interested in zoological medicine, I have tried my best to take advantage of all zoo and wildlife opportunities available to me. When I think about the kind of veterinary career I want to have, it is one where I can combine my interests in conservation, international travel and cultural immersion....
A bird nest shown with eggs and chicks

Blog

Growing up in suburbia there was always an injured bird that needed care, and my house during the springtime quickly became rehabber central. There are a lot of things that my mom wished our neighbors and community had known so we could have had fewer patients. I hope to share some of our baby bird tips and tricks with you here....
A herd of wild sheep

Announcement

The Wild Carnivore Health Program was awarded a grant from the Wild Sheep Foundation to introduce a program of pathogen surveillance focused on argali and Siberian ibex to help maintain viable herds of wild sheep and goats in Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere in Central Asia.