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.


B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

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


2006-present, Wildlife Disease Association