Wildlife Disease Association


Education & Training

Photo Credit: Karin Lemberger, Southern fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella


Education & Training Opportunities

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PhD Opportunity - QUADRAT DTP: The health and well-being effects of pest rodent management strategies in rural Madagascar: Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Applications close June 7, 2023


PhD Opportunity -  Orang-utan Communication - to study the coordination of social action in Sumatran orang-utans (Pongo abelii) living in wild and captive settings. University of Tübingen, Germany. Applications close July 31, 2023

PhD Opportunity "Impacts of disease (chytridiomycosis) and environmental contaminants on wildlife conservation (amphibians)":  Griffith University, Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  Rolling applications.


PhD Opportunity "Wild fish interactions at the spatial-social interface": Lancaster University. Lancaster, UK. Applications close May 31, 2023


Postdoc positions x 2 - Bioinformatics and Spatial Analysis of Infectious Diseases: Universidad Austral de Chile, Instituto de Medicina Preventiva Veterinaria, Valdivia, Chile. Applications close May 30, 2023.


2024 Rocky Mountain Veterinary Externship: This multi-agency, four-week externship is open to fourth year veterinary students. Applications close October 4, 2023


MVetSci, PGDip, PGCert, short courses in Conservation Medicine - University of Edinburgh (online): This online programme provides vets with the skills, knowledge and global networks required to be effective practitioners of Conservation Medicine


MSc, PGDip, PGCert, short courses in One Health - University of Edinburgh (online): One Health sits at the interface between human, animal and ecosystem health. This online programme is well suited to working professionals looking to tackle the wide range of transdisciplinary and highly complex health challenges of the 21st century.


Veterinary Forensic Pathology Fellowship (Adjunct Lecturer): University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.


Residency positions: The Minnesota Lab Animal Medicine Consortium has open residency positions at both sites: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.   This 3-year program provides intensive clinical training in common (and some uncommon!) lab animal species by ACLAM-boarded faculty. The program also includes a strong didactic component, paid travel to select professional meetings, and protected time for research and externships. Please email Mayo Clinic:   Dr. Felicia Boynton boynton.felicia@mayo.edu or University of Minnesota: Dr. Whitney McGee mcgee291@umn.edu


PhD Program in Fish Health, 2023: Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. Canada.


MSc Global Wildlife Health and Conservation - University of Bristol (UK). This programme aims to provide the knowledge, skills and practical training needed to work with wildlife, and places particular emphasis on wildlife health and conservation on a global scale.






Centre for Wildlife Studies - NEW 2023 COURSES

Check out the new range of courses on offer at CWS



  • February 11-12, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Athens, GA)
  • February 22-23, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Reno, NV)
  • April 19-20, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Bridgeport, CT)
  • June 13-14, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Fredericksburg, VA)

For more information, visit: https://sdzwaacademy.org/safecapture/ or email AcademySafeCapture@sdzwa.org.


Global Wildlife Resources offers an online course, “The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture

  •        Registration is always open
  •        Self-paced training with Dr. Mark Johnson’s interactive instruction and support
  •        Access for one year with course notebook
  •        RACE-Approved
  •        Student discount available.  Contact Dr. Mark for more information.