Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center

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Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center

The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center works to maintain the health of wildlife, people and environment through science, technology and education. As the largest center within the One Health Institute, our work recognizes that the health of domestic animals, wildlife, people and the environment are inextricably linked.

As a part of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, our projects and programs focus on free-ranging and captive terrestrial and aquatic wild animals. Through our service, training and research in the programs listed below, we also aim to restore ecosystem health and address complex issues like zoonotic diseases that impact animals and humans.

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.

For more information on the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, visit their website.