Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative: Atlantic Regional Centre

The Atlantic node of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) is based at the Atlantic Veterinary College. We work closely with AVC Diagnostic Services to perform wildlife health surveillance in Atlantic Canada using wildlife necropsy and a range of diagnostic tests. Our work has included diagnosis of cause of death in hundreds of animals annually; performing targeted surveillance for avian influenza, bat white-nose syndrome, West Nile virus, rabies, and other important wildlife diseases; collaborating on research projects to investigate specific wildlife health issues; and, educating students and members of the public.

If you are in Atlantic Canada and would like to report a wildlife health issue, please contact us at:

Phone: 902.628.4314

If you would like further information about submitting cases to our laboratory at AVC Diagnostic Services for necropsy, please contact us, or see the Report and Submit page of our website.

More about the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative
The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative is a collection of highly qualified people within a cross-Canada network of partners and collaborators dedicated to wildlife health. The CWHC is dedicated to generating knowledge to assess and manage wildlife health, and to working with others to ensure that knowledge gets put to use in a timely fashion.

We provide a Canada-wide perspective on wildlife health at the same time as helping to identify and assess emerging problems at a local level. The CWHC facilitates and supports teams, programs, and partnerships needed to meet this goal. We build capacity through training the next generation of experts and advocating for strategic investment in wildlife health. Our research creates new wildlife health information and identifies ways to translate that knowledge into action. All of these activities work toward the goal of creating awareness of the importance of wildlife health and providing credible and trustworthy information to affect positive change at a local, national and international level.

For more information about CWHC, please see our website: