This year the Wildlife Medical Clinic celebrates its 40th anniversary! To celebrate, we want to take you on a virtual tour of our new clinic space led by our very own Dr. Reich. We were lucky enough to design this space from scratch with the considerations of the species that we treat and their stress levels in mind. After the big move last spring we have settled in nicely and have already cared for hundreds of orphaned and injured wildlife patients in the new space. We thank all those who have lent their support and helped us serve our mission for the past 40 years, and we look forward to many years to come.
Howl at the on Drive-In Theater graciously takes the last weekend of their season and donates profits to support local foundations like our clinic! This year Small Foot and A House With A Clock in Its Walls played on two screens. It was a great evening for families who attended and we thank you for your support to help make this event a success!
Every year, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine hosts an Open House, where members of the public are invited to walk around the school and learn more about all aspects of veterinary medicine. This event is mediated largely by students, who sign up to staff different booths and talk about anything from parasitology to physical rehabilitation. This year’s open house was one for the books! Resident animals Derby, Thistle, Hazel and Bucket stood patiently at the WMC booth throughout the day, serving as ambassadors for their species and helping to educate open house visitors about what we do at the clinic. Resident animal handlers also gave two educational talks throughout the day going more in-depth as to what it takes to care for wildlife in the clinic as well as what goes into socializing, training, and caring for the residents. We love every opportunity to bring our mission to a large audience and were so happy to be a part of the event.
Check out the following video for highlights of the event:
Vet Med Open House 2018 was a blast! Didn't get a chance to drop by? Check out some highlights from our snapchat story!
Posted by University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, October 8, 2018