Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Wildlife Health

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) veterinary staff and wildlife biologists work with state and federal partners to monitor for and respond to many wildlife disease outbreaks, such as avian influenza, swine influenza, mange in bears, chronic wasting disease in deer, and die-offs of other terrestrial wildlife.




FWC Wildlife Health Program

Becoming a Conservation Veterinarian

A guide on how to become a free-ranging wildlife veterinarian.

Wildlife Health Externship and Volunteer Opportunities

Wildlife Health Team

The Wildlife Health team is stationed at the Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville, and consists of wildlife veterinarians, wildlife biologists, support staff, and volunteers.

Avian

Hunters and others handling birds should follow routine precautions when handling wild birds and report dead birds to FWC.

White-Tailed Deer

Feral Swine

Other Wildlife



FWC Facts:
Manatees are found throughout rivers, springs and shallow coastal waters of Florida and nearby states. They have been seen as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia.

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