This program will be offered online!

This program has been converted to an online course: VETCS 1200: Conservation Medicine: A Veterinary Perspective.

Featuring the same faculty and rigorous Cornell education as the on-campus version, this three-credit course will run July 13-31.

The format will be a hybrid of synchronous/asynchronous sessions. Live sessions will be recorded so that students unable to attend class at the set time may watch the lectures/demonstrations at a later date.

To enroll, review the course description, read about online courses and follow the registration steps.

Note that you must have successfully completed an honors or AP high school biology class to enroll in this course.

Please contact us if you have questions.

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Robin Radcliffe

Veterinarian, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

One of twin brothers, both veterinarians at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Robin W. Radcliffe's life and work encompasses the conservation of endangered species around the world.

With 20 years of professional experience in species conservation, Dr. Radcliffe brings innovative health-based solutions to endangered rhinoceros populations and landscapes in Asia and Africa. His broad international experience in the practice of field conservation integrates the practice of veterinary medicine with species conservation.

Dr. Radcliffe has worked with four of the five living species of rhinoceros. His interests extend beyond medicine to embrace the people of the region and led him to write and illustrate a picture book, The Hornless Rhinoceros, for the children of Sumatra. (Read an article about Dr. Radcliffe and his book in the Cornell Chronicle.)

Dr. Radcliffe has been working to improve the success of rhino capture and translocation operations in Namibia. (Read about his findings in the Cornell Chronicle.)

Dr. Radcliffe is a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and earned Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Most recently, Dr. Radcliffe was the recipient of the 2018 George D. Levy Faculty Award in recognition of his exemplary and sustained work with community partners. (Read article in the Cornell Chronicle.)

"Saving the diversity of life forms on Earth will require the most challenging ideas of our time. The best science is not stored in a thesis or a book for posterity, but rather is adapted to meet real-world problems."