About the 2013 Special Species Symposium


WHO    Special Species Symposium is generally attended by veterinary students, professionals, and technicians.  Lectures are of a scientific nature, and are intended to advance the knowledge of all attending.  Wetlabs are open to students only.

WHAT    Special Species Symposium is a weekend-long event bringing together students and professionals interested in veterinary medicine and animal management as is relates to so-called “special species,” including zoo animals, wildlife, exotics, and pocket pets.

WHERE    Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine host the event in alternating years.  The 2013 symposium will be hosted by Cornell University and will take place at their veterinary school in Ithaca, New York, a small but culturally rich city in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York.

WHEN    This year’s symposium will begin on the evening of Friday, April 26th, and will continue through Sunday, April 28th.  Lectures on Saturday and Sunday begin at 8:00 A.M. and run through the day.  Please see the lecture schedule for more detail.

WHY    Because it’s fun!  Attending Special Species Symposium is a great way to learn about special species and relevant issues, meet new people with similar interests, and learn from some of the world’s most interesting and knowledgeable experts in the field.

HOW    The members of Cornell’s Zoo and Wildlife Society, with support from other student organizations, have worked long and hard to put this together for the education and enjoyment of all attending.