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University of Minnesota Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association

Chapter Mission Statement: The mission of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association is to uphold the WDA mission “to acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation, and interactions with humans and domestic animals” by educating students, enhancing their skills and ensuring their future professional growth by connecting students to professionals in the field.


Number of members: 107
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Faculty Advisors:

Name: Tiffany Wolf
Degrees, Position: DVM, PhD. Research Associate, Ecosystem Health Division, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
Research interests: Primatehealth/disease transmission at the primate-human-domestic animal interface, roleof health in declining wildlifepopulations, ecotoxicology of wildlife/risks in subsistenceliving
Address: Veterinary Population Medicine, UMN CVM 1988 Fitch Ave, St Paul, MN 55108. Room 495 AnSci/VM 6014C (Delivery Code)
Telephone: 612-625-0492

Michelle Carstensen
Degrees, Position: PhD. Wildlife Health Program Supervisor Minnesota Department of Natural Resource, Adjunct Professor University of Minnesota.
Research interests: Current research projects are centered on understanding Minnesota's moose decline, neosporosis in wolves and newcastle diseasevirus in waterfowl
Address: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 5463C West Broadway Forest Lake, MN 55025
Telephone: 651-539-3309


President: Lauren Ienello
1298 Raymond Ave Saint Paul MN, 55108
Telephone: 508-246-7910

Vice President
: Sara Sokolik
Address: 814 Englewood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
: 651-983-3380