Non-Domestic / Exotic Species

Non-domestic and exotic species are a growing group of animals in demand of veterinary care. Captive wildlife, birds, fish, primates, and many laboratory species are maintained by federal, state and private institutions in production, conservation and research programs and by numerous individuals as pets. Faculty in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology are addressing key concerns associated with these animals as they relate to:

  • Improved management and care
  • Assisted reproduction and gene banking and therapy
  • Cognitive functions
  • Causes and cures for infectious diseases
  • Improvements in our understanding of the effects of diseases at the population level