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Now accepting applications for Wildlife Health Residency

November 07, 2019
Apply Today Free-Ranging Wildlife Health Wildlife Health Resident

The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Wildlife Investigations Laboratory are seeking applications for a 3-year residency position in free-ranging wildlife health, beginning July 1, 2020.

For more information on the position click here.

California’s Crashing Kelp Forest

October 21, 2019
How Disease, Warming Waters and Ravenous Sea Urchins Combined to Kill the Kelp and Close the Red Abalone Fishery

First the sea stars wasted to nothing. Then the purple urchins took over, eating and eating until the bull kelp forests were gone. The red abalone starved. Their fishery closed. Red sea urchins starved. Their fishery collapsed. And the ocean kept warming.

Life-Threatening Foot Disease Found in Endangered Huemul Deer in Chile

April 17, 2019
Virus Could Pose Conservation Threat to Huemul Populations

Scientists report the first cases of foot disease for endangered huemul deer in Chilean Patagonia in a study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute, with partnering institutions in Chile and the United States.