Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Treating a Deer

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.



Becoming a Conservation Veterinarian

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

FWC Wildlife Health Program

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.

Wildlife Health Externship and Volunteer Opportunities



FWC Facts:
The secretive little pygmy sunfish is not a true sunfish and may be more related to sticklebacks and pipefishes.

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