Care for horses & livestock/farm animals
Care for cats, dogs & other companion animals
Based out of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Wildlife Futures Program is led by ecologist Dr. Julie Ellis, and veterinarian and toxicologist Dr. Lisa Murphy.
Section Head, Microbiology Lab, PADLS
Field Operations Manager
Operations Manager, Section Head of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Wildlife Disease Ecologist
Wildlife Veterinary Liaison
Axel O. G. Hoarau, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Jennifer Høy-Petersen, Cand.med.vet, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Erica Miller, Field Operations Manager and veterinarian, works with the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Black Bear team, led by bear biologists Emily Carrollo and Ethan Kibe.
The den visits have multiple purposes. The sows are collared so that they can track their activity, reproductive success, and general health.
During the den visit, the sow is sedated and her collar is checked and changed as necessary. Depending on the type of collar she has, data may be downloaded to a laptop during the visit. A blood sample is collected from her and a brief health check is done. The cubs also receive brief exams, are weighed, tagged with ear tags for identification, and a blood sample is taken.