Wildlife Disease Association


Education & Training

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


Education & Training Opportunities

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Training Opportunity - Primate Conservation Medicine 2024: Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.

Research Fellow in Conservation Science: University of Kent, United Kingdom. Applications close May 24, 2024.

Fellowship in Comparative and Experimental Pathology: Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.

USDA Fellowship in Foreign Animal Disease Modeling: National Wildlife Research Centre, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Applications close August 30, 2024.

Veterinary Fellow: The National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD, USA. Apply as soon as possible.

Wellcome Accelerator Awards: Supporting researchers of Black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage in the UK to undertake activities that put them in a stronger position to reach their next career stage. The funding can be used for research or research-adjacent activities, such as training, secondments, and networking. Applications close June 18, 2024.

EDGE Fellowships 2025 - 2027:  Applications accepted from Asia and the Pacific only. Each fellowship involves a comprehensive programme of support and professional development. Applications close July 7, 2024.

9th World Conference on Mountain Ungulates: October 12-15, 2024 – Dushanbe – Tajikistan. The theme is "Transition to a new integrated and sustainable approach to species conservation.

Student Placement Opportunity/Veterinary Internship: Gain hands-on experience working in a busy wildlife hospital in the Costa Rican Jungle.

Veterinary Wellness Retreat, Costa Rica: Retreat content has been RACE approved for 8 CE credits.


PhD Assistantship - PFAS in wild game species: University of Maine. The student, advised by Dr. Pauline Kamath, will collaborate closely with wildlife biologists and researchers to examine exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS; also known as "forever chemicals") in native game species, including wild turkeys, deer, waterfowl, and moose. Applications received before March 29 will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Cornell K. Lisa Yang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Free-Ranging Wildlife Pathology: Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY. Applications close May 31, 2024.

Veterinary Externship: SE Asia Wildlife Rescue Hospital, Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife, Ban Namak, Laos. Apply as soon as possible.

Postdoctoral Researcher - Epidemiological models at the human-deer interface: Twin Cities Campus, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota. Apply as soon as possible.

MSc - Thesis based: University of Alberta. The MSc project is part of a collaborative project that will focus on management options for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Alberta. Apply as soon as possible.

Postdoctoral fellowship - Early Detection & Response to Wildlife DiseaseEarthRanger Health: Smithsonian Global Health Program, Kenya, Africa.




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.


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.


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


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.