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Wildlife Medical Clinic





The Wildlife Medical Clinic has a threefold mission: to provide care and treatment to sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals so that they can be returned to the wild; to provide hands-on training to veterinary students; and to teach the members of the community about the local environment and its wildlife.

The Wildlife Medical Clinic accepts ill, injured, or orphaned wildlife (except for skunks and bats) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Upon presentation, the animals are triaged and then assigned to a team of 8 to 10 volunteers (generally veterinary students) who are responsible for treating the patient.