• Annual Report 2018
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Oiled Wildlife Care Network

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Working to rescue and rehabilitate oiled wildlife in California through a statewide collective of trained care providers, regulatory agencies and academic institutions. 

Gorilla Doctors

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Providing hands-on medical care to sick and injured mountain gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

SeaDoc Society

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Working to protect the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education in the Pacific Northwest. 


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Testing animal samples to discover potentially deadly pathogens and providing diagnostic services on marine wildlife to assess the impact of disease. 

Zoological Medicine

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Training future leaders in zoo and wildlife medicine and helping to ensure the recovery of endangered species through veterinary care.

Latin American Programs

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Applying the One Health approach to wildlife conservation in Latin America on a variety of species, including Southern right whales, waterfowl and more. 

California Conservation

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Conducting research on key species of concern to ensure healthy wildlife, ecosystems and people throughout California, including mountain lions, condors and marine animals. 


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Conducting global surveillance to detect and prevent spillover of pathogens of pandemic potential that can move between wildlife and people.

California Lost Fishing Gear Recovery

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Retrieving lost fishing gear anywhere on the coast where it is a high priority for removal because of demonstrated or potential impacts to marine wildlife and people.

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About the Center

The mission of the WHC is to advance the health of wildlife in balance with people and the environment. Through our projects and programs, we focus on critical issues involving free-ranging and captive terrestrial and aquatic wild animals. As key components of the One Health Institute and the School of Veterinary Medicine, we provide broad-based service, training and research activities as they relate to wildlife health and conservation.

10 Species UC Davis is Helping to Save

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UC Davis is working to save endangered species around the world, and much of that work is being done by the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center!
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Support Our Work

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Our work would not be possible without your generous support. Whether you want to protect a specific species or donate to the area of greatest need, we deeply appreciate your involvement. Donate