Class of 2024 Wildlife Clinic Memories

The time has come for our third-year veterinary students (class of 2024) to move onto their year of clinical rotations, which means it is time to bid them farewell. We have asked several of our…
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Patty the Opossum Coloring Page

We love our Ambassador opossum, Patty and now she’s here for you to enjoy as a coloring page! Feel free to share your fully colored masterpieces with us on Facebook by tagging us at ‘Wildlife…
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Introducing Petunia!

Petunia, a Virginia Opossum, was brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic in May of 2022 as a joey, which is the term used to describe a baby opossum. A Good Samaritan rescued her and her…
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Hello to our new Manager!

We are excited to announce our new incoming junior manager: Tyson Jenkins, class of 2026. Over the next 8 weeks, he will be training alongside our current managers so that he is ready to fill…
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Keep Unwanted Critters Away!

Dr. Sam Sander talks about the many ways to keep unwanted wildlife out of your homes during the colder months! https://www.wcia.com/ciliving-tv/dont-play-opossum-keep-unwanted-critters-out-of-your-home/ 

Ambassador Sized Appetites

Our nine ambassador animals have diverse nutrition needs that require a lot of planning and preparation. Each ambassador also has their favorite (and least favorite) foods. In developing their regular diets and treats, we cater…
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One Year of Patty

At the end of June, we celebrated having our Virginia opossum ambassador, Patty, for one year! Over the course of her first year with us, she went through a complete transformation. Her journey with us…
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Goodbye to Cynthia!

What inspired you to be a manager at the Wildlife Medical Clinic?  Whenever anyone asked, “why did you pick the University of Illinois?”, I quickly replied that I wanted to be a part of the…
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Why we love our ambassadors and why you should too!

The Wildlife Medical Clinic Ambassador Animals are a special group of individuals that do an amazing job of representing their species and creating opportunities for all of us to learn more! Our nine ambassadors live at the University, educating students on their…
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Winter Time in Illinois

While the wintertime blues can be triggered during the shorter days and colder temperatures winter brings, we also tend to see an exciting change in the wildlife population during this time. Some birds, bats and insects migrate out of Illinois and head towards warmer weather…
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