About the WHC
The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center is a multidisciplinary program within the One Health Institute of the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis that focuses on the health of free-ranging and captive terrestrial and aquatic wild animals. It is the umbrella organization under which faculty, staff, students, and other partners come together to address the complex issues surrounding conservation in a changing world. The Center draws upon faculty expertise spanning a wide range of wildlife species and scientific disciplines and attracts students from around the world to participate in its research and educational programs. Please see Programs for a sampling of the range of work undertaken through the Wildlife Health Center.
In 2009 the One Health Institute was launched. The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center falls under the umbrella of OHI. The One Health approach addresses complex health problems on a platform that recognizes that the health of domestic animals, wildlife, and people are inextricably linked with each other and the environment.