Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Aquatic Animal Health Program, NY

Description of Elective Experience: 

Student will experience the role of a aquatic animal diagnostician within an academic setting.  Learning will take place through diagnostic cases submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, specifically from the Fisheries Division; Tours of the Oneida Fish Hatchery and Cayuga Inlet Fish Ladder where health assessments of walleyes and sea lamprey will take place; and Sample analyses of Hudson River and Long Island Sound Striped Bass Populations for mycobacteriosis.

Institutional and Educational Resources - staffing, equipment, etc.: 

The Aquatic Animal Health Program has extensive diagnostic testing and research facilities available as well as access to all the capabilities of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center.

Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

Student will be expected to engage in the rotation from 9am to 5pm daily Monday to Friday.  The student will get hands on experience with necropsies, histopathology, and molecular diagnostic activities.

Dr. Rodman Getchell PhD
Contact email: 
930 Campus Road
C1-054B Vet Med Center
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States
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