Photo: Monkey

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

Gorilla Doctors

Photo: Gorilla Doctors

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

Photo: SeaDoc Society

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

Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Photo: Grebe

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

California Conservation

Photo: California Conservation

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

Latin American Programs

Photo: Southern Right Whales

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

Zoological Medicine

Photo: Castro the Tiger

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


Photo: OHI Lab

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

One Health Institute

Photo: OHI

Working at the interface of animals, people and the environment to solve complex problems that impact health and conservation.

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.