About Us

The Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative (NWDC) is a consortium of veterinary diagnostic laboratories providing wildlife diagnostic services, expertise, training, and research support to state and federal wildlife agencies in the region. Through the cooperative structure of the NWDC, multiple institutions contribute their respective skills and knowledge, and agencies pool their resources to fund a cost-effective and efficient means of detecting, diagnosing and responding to wildlife disease events. The mission of the NWDC is to bring together regional stakeholders for the protection of wildlife as well as domestic animals and humans, because the health of all species are inextricably linked.

NWDC diagnostic services are funded directly by our member states and federal agencies and submissions may be made only through them. Private citizens who wish to report a wildlife disease or mortality event must contact their local state fish and wildlife agency (see links to agencies under the Contact Us tab).