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Saving wildlife and wild places requires investing in the next generation of wildlife veterinarians and conservationists. At home and abroad, WCS field vets share their knowledge and expertise to give tomorrow’s wildlife health scientists educational and professional opportunities.
In New York City, veterinary residents, student externs, and volunteers complement WCS-Global Health program’s veterinary, veterinary technician, hospital administrative, supervisor, and support staffs in their operation of the Bronx Zoo’s Wildlife Health Center, the New York Aquarium’s Aquatic Animal Health Center, and the animal clinics at Central Park, Prospect Park, and Queens zoos.
Meanwhile, WCS is enhancing the capacity for conservation across the globe by investing in the wildlife health education and training of foreign veterinarians and students.
WCS enables wildlife health professionals abroad to bring critical knowledge and experience to conservation efforts in their countries.
WCS offers four- to eight-week externships in zoological medicine and surgery. Applicants must be senior veterinary students at AVMA-accredited veterinary schools. We also offer 16-week externships in veterinary technology.
WCS and Cornell University jointly host two residency programs--in Zoological Medicine & Surgery and in Anatomic Pathology.