Today the clinic is sponsored by Patricia and Randall Rushing in celebration of their golden retriever Poppy and the life he had with them. They were fortunate to welcome Poppy into their home from Love A Golden Rescue in St. Louis. He passed away many years ago but the Rushing’s continue to celebrate his life each and every day💙.
Thank you to the Rushing’s for the generous gift of sponsoring the clinic for a day. Donations like this allow us to continue helping injured and orphaned wildlife just like these.

Thanksgiving Wildlife Medical Clinic Mad Lib

For those who have not had the overwhelming pleasure of creating a Mad Lib before, the rules are simple: write down the first word that comes to mind consistent with the type of word indicated (e.g. “gooey” for an adjective), then read your own unique story as a whole once every blank is filled! We hope you enjoy this activity! Let us know what your stories look like on our social media pages!

I was SO (emotion) when the Wildlife Medical Clinic announced that they would be

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Manifestation of Mange

Most of the red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) that present to the Wildlife Medical Clinic are underweight, lethargic, and have some severe skin disease. Their skin is dry, flaky, crusty, and sometimes even has open wounds. They are often also missing large patches of fur throughout their body. Why do most of the foxes we see look like this? Sarcoptic mange, caused by a mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) is commonly the culprit. These mites burrow under the skin and cause an allergic-type reaction, which leads to all of the changes observed on the skin and coat. Microscopic but prolific, there can be several thousand of these mites in just one square centimeter of skin! Mites are not insects, being more closely related to spiders and scorpions. Continue reading