Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services
Wildlife Health Center and Zoologic Medicine Consulting

(607) 253-3060

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  • The Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Center is open 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.
  • 131 Swanson Drive
    Ithaca NY 14850
  • After hours we accept animals at our main hospital.
  • Our work depends on private donations from people just like you. To make a gift online click here.

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.