Wildlife Veterinary Section Travel Award
About the Wildlife Veterinary Section Travel Award for Professionals from Economically Challenged Countries

This annual award is to be given to an accepted presenter to the annual international meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association that meets the following criteria: the presenter is not eligible for one of the student awards, the topic of the presentation relates the principles of veterinary medicine and wildlife conservation or disease management, and is from one of the countries rated by the World Bank as middle, middle-low, or low income. The award will be granted on the basis of the quality of the abstract, and demonstration of need (as determined from an application). In the future the award will be announced at the meeting but provided to the winner before the meeting so that it truly is an award in support of travel.

Wildlife Veterinary Section winners from the 2017 WDA conference

held in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico on July 2017

Lilian Catenacci receiving the Wildlife Veterinary Section Travel Award Oral Presentation

Sofia Bernal receiving the Wildlife Veterinary Section Travel Award Poster Presentation

Award Recipients



Presentation Title

 2017  Lilian Catenacci Primates and sloths as sentinels for Arboviruses in the Atlantic forest, Bahia, Brazil

 2017  Sofia Bernal Hematology and blood chemistry values of the Cebus imitator
(Panamanian White-faced Capuchin) living in free-ranging conditions.