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Elizabeth Falendysz

Elizabeth Falendysz is the attending veterinarian at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2011, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) as well as a certificate in Global Health, also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Falendysz's professional interests are zoo and wildlife medicine, wildlife pathology, One Health, and animal welfare. She began her career studying poxviral diseases in the laboratory and in the field. Since joining the federal workforce, she has focused on the welfare of captive and free-ranging wildlife used in research, as well as emerging diseases of wildlife such as snake fungal disease and white nose syndrome.

Professional Experience

  • 2014-present, Attending Veterinarian, USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI

  • 2011-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin- School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI

  • Summer 2011, OC Hubert Fellow, CDC Foundation, Lima, Peru

  • 2009-2010, NIH Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI

  • Summer 2008, Merck-Merial Summer Scholar, Kibale National Park, Uganda

  • Summer 2007, Summer Research Scholar, CDC, Atlanta, GA

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

  • DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • 2006-present, Wildlife Disease Association

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government

**Disclaimer: The views expressed in Non-USGS publications are those of the author and do not represent the views of the USGS, Department of the Interior, or the U.S. Government.