Lab Bites

  • December 14, 2018 on

    Check out Dr. Maria Forzan giving a necropsy demo to Ithaca College's Wildlife Club this week. The group got to watch the necropsy of a Common loon and learn about wildlife diagnostics and research projects.
  • November 28, 2018 on

    For all those rodent fans out there, I give you the mighty beaver aka ecosystem engineers! Let's not forget the miniscule muskrat! Check our skull comparison and wow, those beautiful beaver teeth! #rodentoftheday
  • September 14, 2018 on

    CWHL students working in the field with @fuller_lab and @nysdec on #blackbear population modeling in #newyorkstate Hair snares are an easy way to determine bear travel and return patterns.
  • August 28, 2018 on

    Check out our latest Wildlife 411 on Canine Distemper Virus and the totally NOT REAL Raccoon Zombie Apocalypse at #raccoon #caninedistemper #wildlifehealth #wildliferesearch #cornellvet

What we do

Disease Surveillance

On the frontlines of identifying pathogens and toxins in New York wildlife


Everything from salamanders to moose


Wildlife Diagnostics

Testing services through the Animal Health Diagnostic Center

Education & OUtreach

Developing resources for professionals and the public

New York State Wildlife Health Program

We protect the health of New York State's wildlife through our partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more about the WHP