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Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

Academic Instruction

With faculty affiliated with both the College of Veterinary Medicine and the D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, SCWDS offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in various disciplines such as population health, infectious diseases, veterinary pathology, or wildlife ecology and management. Senior personnel with faculty status teach courses in a variety of topics including wildlife diseases, epidemiology, parasitology, international issues in conservation, and conservation medicine/biology for undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students. Graduate level courses in wildlife diseases have been offered by SCWDS faculty since 1963.

SCWDS also offers externships for any junior or senior veterinary student in good academic standing from an accredited college of veterinary medicine.

Additional information is available under graduate programs and externship opportunities.

Training and Informational Services

Through a cooperative agreement with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of USDA, SCWDS conducts training workshops for wildlife biologists and veterinary medical officers to prepare them to respond to the possible introduction of foreign and emerging animal disease problems.

Upon request, arrangements can be made for similar training for state wildlife personnel.

SCWDS is a vital source of wildlife health information for state and federal agencies and private organizations and serves as an advisor when questions arise regarding health issues.

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