About ZAWS

The Zoo and Wildlife Society (ZAWS) is the Student Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. We strive to provide educational opportunities in zoological, exotic, and wildlife medicine for veterinary students and the greater Cornell community. To promote programs in research, husbandry, education, and conservation we present lectures, wet labs, and field trips to students throughout the year. Student representatives in the fields of reptile and amphibian medicine, avian medicine, aquatic animal medicine, exotic mammal medicine, and wildlife medicine help to promote the diverse interests within our organization. In addition, we are very proud to host the Special Species Symposium biannually, which brings veterinary students and professionals together in a three-day event that features an array of expert speakers and unique activities in fields outside the  standard veterinary curriculum.