On Wednesday, May 9th, the Wildlife Medical Clinic held an event to celebrate moving to into their new permanent clinic space. This event was open to all staff and students who wanted to attend and raise a glass of champagne to this new chapter for the clinic. Check out the entire photo album here!
Dr. Sarah Reich (middle) cuts the ribbon held by the two student clinic managers, Kara Hiebert (left) and Cassie Vespa (right).
While the weather may not agree, the wild animals of Illinois seem to have decided that springtime is here! Our clinic is once again filling with orphaned infant and juvenile animals in need of care. At the same time, our student volunteers are coming to the end of the school year and have been studying for their last rounds of exams. So how do you split the care of these orphans between those already crunched for time? Hard work and organization!
Some orphans, like this litter of 8 baby Virginia opossums, need to be fed 5 times a day at 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Vet Med team posing for a picture before heading off to clean up various parts of Urbana-Champaign. Thank you to all volunteers!
This weekend, members of the community braved the chilly morning for the annual Boneyard Creek Community Day! It was a rewarding morning spent collecting waste from various parts of Urbana-Champaign, making our public spaces a better place for both humans and wildlife to spend their time. A special thank you to the Vet Med students who took the time even though midterms are just around the corner! We’re already looking forward to next year.