Thankful this Thanksgiving

It can be easy to take our local wildlife for granted and have them blend into the scenery of our everyday lives. At the Wildlife Medical Clinic, we’re thankful we get to work with wildlife to treat their medical conditions and help relieve their pain. Here’s a list of 4 reasons we are thankful for our local wildlife, as some inspiration for what we do!

They’re masters at recycling

We appreciate how resourceful wild animals are! Birds and squirrels use twigs and fallen leaves to build their nests. Snakes take advantage of fallen logs and rocks to hide from predators. Opossums and raccoons are there to clean up fallen fruits. Carrion birds like turkey vultures and scavengers also play a role in keeping the environment clean, not letting anything go to waste. Continue reading

WMC – COVID-19 response

To our many followers:

As we prioritize the well-being of our students and other volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wildlife Medical Clinic has suddenly gone from having 150 people working to care for our patients to having only four staff members.

We know that every veterinary hospital, human hospital, and organization of any kind is experiencing unprecedented challenges, and many people are facing serious health concerns. So we’re not complaining. But we’ve had to make some changes to ensure that we are using our limited resources as efficiently as possible. Continue reading

Veterinary Medicine Down Under: My Study Abroad Experience

Traveling the world has been a dream of mine, just like becoming a veterinarian. What better way to experience the world’s amazing wonders and furthering my education to become a better future veterinarian than having the opportunity to pursue both my passions simultaneously?

This January, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Australia and experience their culture, current political affairs and become more educated on various topics, including conservation efforts and wildlife species healthcare. Created by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine,  this trip allowed six students to visit Australia for two weeks, spending one in Sydney and the other in Currumbin.

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