Today, the Wildlife Medical Clinic is Sponsored by Pat and Randy!

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We would like to thank Pat and Randy Rushing for sponsoring the Wildlife Medical Clinic for the day! They chose today in honor of their beloved Golden Retriever Grimmy, who passed away on March 23. The Rushings wanted to sponsor a day in order to celebrate Grimmy’s life with the loving individuals at the WMC. This gift will help injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals.

🌼In loving memory of the wonderful Grimmy Rushing🌼

 

Undergraduate Volunteer Interviews

A majority of the individuals who work in the Wildlife Medical Clinic are current University of Illinois veterinary students. However, a not-enough-talked-about aspect in our clinic is the incredible undergraduate program that allows students hand-on experience prior to attending veterinary school! Our undergraduate volunteers are an irreplaceable asset to our entire team. These amazing students make the trek all the way to the vet school campus to assist with orphan care, patient treatments, pager shifts, and everything in between. We wanted to take the time to spotlight just a couple of the students in this program and see what they like about volunteering in the WMC. Take a look at what they had to say below!

Lindsay Dwyer

Q: What has been your favorite part of being in the Wildlife Medical Clinic?

My favorite part of being in WMC is getting exposed to knowledge that I wouldn’t learn through undergrad classes. Learning from vet med professors, team leaders/members and from the patients has made me feel much more prepared for my future. 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