The assembled crowd (in their personal protective gear) prepare for necropsy of a deer.

Earlier this month, NWDC and the University of Maine (specifically, Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner, Director of their Animal Health Lab) hosted a training for biologists. The event outlined the purpose and scope of NWDC, as well as the concept of OneHealth and the need for an integrated approach to human, domestic animal, and wildlife disease. NWDC’s Director, Dr. Julie Ellis, and pathologists Drs. Sidor and Lichtenwalner all addressed the group, and the afternoon was filled with hands-on instruction in necropsy and sample collection. The lively and engaged group asked a number of excellent questions and took away a great deal of new knowledge back to their agencies. We at NWDC look forward to collaborating with this cadre of wildlife professionals in the future. Thank you for making this event a success!