Wildlife Health Laboratory, ID (Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game)

Description of Elective Experience: 

Potential experiences includes animal capture by physical and chemical means, field assistance to biologists and managers, biological sampling of
animals, sample logistics and preparation, necropsy, data analysis, general office work - reports, data analysis and presentation of data and summaries.


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

Necropsy facility, capture supplies, animal handling supplies, minimal laboratory equipment, access to UI veterinary facility and library

Educational Resources Available:

varies - several universities in area, vet school in Pullman, WA

One veterinarian, one forensic scientist, one wildlife disease biologist, one wildlife technican


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

Participation in field activities, necropsies, animal care and sampling as appropriate. Project to be completed during time spent at WHL

Student Supervision: 8 hours per day, 40-60 hrs per week

Student Housing (include costs, amenities, pet friendly, contact info if different from elective contact info): 

Possibly at the hatchery domitory located on the Eagle campus, depending on agency needs.  Free to nominal cost.  No pets allowed

Mark L. Drew, DVM, MS, DACZM
Contact email: 
1820 S. Trout Road
Eagle, ID 83616
United States
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