National Wildlife Health Center

About

The USGS National Wildlife Health Center is the only national center dedicated to wildlife disease detection, control, and prevention in the United States. Our mission is to advance wildlife health science for the benefit of animals, humans, and the environment.

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Image: Tagged Prairie Dog

The NWHC provides information, technical assistance, and research on national and international wildlife health issues. We monitor and assess the impact of disease on wildlife populations; define ecological relationships leading to the occurrence of disease; transfer technology for disease prevention and control; and provide guidance, training and on-site assistance for reducing wildlife losses.

NWHC Building

The NWHC was established in 1975 as a biomedical laboratory dedicated to assessing the impact of disease on wildlife and identifying the role of various pathogens in contributing to wildlife losses.