WILDLIFE HEALTH

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The Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney has a long and productive history in the area of Wildlife Health. Several research groups in the Faculty provide a range of postgraduate and collaborative opportunities in studies of a wide range of native and exotic, mammal, reptile, avian and fish species. Reflecting the complex nature of wildlife disease, this research is multidisciplinary, with collaborations among pathologists, immunologists, microbiologists, parasitologists, geneticists, epidemiologists, pharmacologists, ecologists and clinicians.

These research programs also provide a rich environment for learning about wildlife disease in several undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees. These are designed to equip graduates to make a significant contribution to conservation and biosecurity worldwide, through an understanding of wildlife disease ecology, investigation, and management, and one-health approaches.

The clinical, management and research expertise in our Faculty makes a valuable applied contribution to wildlife health through our Wildlife Health and Conservation Clinic at Camden. We also support zoological institutions and wildlife care groups by providing wildlife-specific clinical expertise and high quality and accessible wildlife diagnostics, through the Koala Health Hub and Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services (VPDS).