Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Jan 16, 2021  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6728 - Clinical Management of Native Wildlife

Fall, spring, summer. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: first, second, third, and fourth year veterinary students. Course may be repeated for credit twice.

N. Abou-Madi, staff.

This practical course introduces veterinary students to the primary care for injured or sick native wildlife and to wildlife issues that practicing veterinarians face on a daily basis. Students are responsible for the assessment, physical examination, and medical care of native wildlife presented to the Cornell University Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center by members of the public and local wildlife rehabilitators. Student activities are directly supervised and assessed by faculty and house officers on a daily basis. Scheduling is organized by a designated. Successful completion of the course requires an orientation, 40 hours of satisfactory supervised participation in the care of wild native animals over the course of one year at the Wildlife Health Center. Students are required to submit two case reports or alternatives approved by the course leader, and a log of clinical hours and attending house officer/faculty (see template of table on course home page). To be able to register, students are required to first complete the 40 hours, the hour log, and the case reports (sent to the course leader). Deadlines for submission of the material are April 15th and November 15th. This course can be repeated for credit twice in different semesters.

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