The Wildlife Clinic at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, first established in 1982, is a teaching hospital. All fourth-year DVM candidates rotate through this section. Its faculty and staff provide necessary surgical, diagnostic and medical service for sick and injured wildlife in New England. Besides the public, who routinely bring in injured wild animals, the clinic serves the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USDA), the divisions of fisheries and wildlife for the six New England states, other academic institutions, municipal animal control agencies, state Audubon societies, licensed wildlife rehabilitators, zoos and aquaria. In addition to teaching veterinary students in clinical service, the faculty teaches professional curriculum courses covering a variety of species including wildlife, zoo animals, companion exotic animals, pet birds, marine mammals, fish and poultry. Wildlife faculty are also involved in a great deal of field-based research projects, many of which involve the intersection between wildlife health and public health.
More information about Wildlife Medicine can be found on the Wildlife Medicine Program page.