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Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center

comprehensive medical care for native wild animals

Welcome to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center

The Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center, an annex of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides comprehensive medical and surgical care to sick, injured or otherwise impaired native wild animals. We are one of only four university-based centers in the U.S. that provides diagnostic, medical, and surgical care for common and complex wildlife cases. We work closely with wildlife rehabilitators and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
Our staff includes veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and rehabilitators who treat native wildlife brought to us by the public with the goal of releasing them into their original habitats. We strive to find the causes of wildlife health problems at the local and population level and work to prevent future or similar problems from occurring. We are also committed to educating undergraduate and veterinary students in the specialty of wildlife health.

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Normal business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p. m. Monday through Friday.

If you find an injured animal, please call us at 607.253.3060 and follow the prompts to the Wildlife Center to discuss the situation and get directions. For basic inquires please leave a message and we will respond on the next business day.

After hours we accept animals at our main hospital.