Wild Night Out 2019

On January 25, the Wildlife Medical Clinic successfully hosted its largest fundraiser of the year, Wild Night Out (WNO), at Papa Del’s Pizza. This event is designed to be a fun and engaging night out for veterinary students and faculty. Activities included a silent auction, a live auction, raffle ticket sales, and a delicious pizza dinner (both deep dish and thin crust!) for everyone who attended. This event is special both as an opportunity to build camaraderie throughout the veterinary school and its ability to help to raise necessary funds to support our patients at the wildlife clinic.

Highlights from the night included Veterinary Clinical Medicine Department Head Dr. Dennis French’s incredible auctioneer skills and light-up shoes, a competitive but friendly bidding war between students to attend a bar crawl with the large animal/zoo medicine clinicians, and the birthday cake that was brought out for the Wildlife Medical Clinic’s very own Dr. Sarah Reich’s birthday, which happened to be that same night!

This event was a huge success for the Wildlife Medical Clinic with over two hundred people in attendance and thousands of dollars raised. All proceeds will go toward the care for our patients at the Wildlife Medical Clinic. We look forward to the opportunity to grow further student educational opportunities and maximize the chances of the successful release of our patients back to the wild in the months to come!

A huge shout out to the Wildlife Support Fund, Nina French, Gina Clapper, Dr. Dennis French, Dr. Julia Whittington, and Dr. Sarah Reich for everything they did to help organize this event and make it run as smoothly as it did! We look forward to hosting this event again next year and the support it provides for our patient in the clinic.

Sincerely,

Ivana Levy

Fundraising Co-Chair

Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois

Critters Uncaged: Hibernation

This week on ciLiving, Dr. Reich brought spoke about the different strategies that animals take to ride out the long, cold winters experienced in Illinois and elsewhere!

Tim Holds a Snake!

Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois Dr. Sarah Reich shares insight about hibernation. #ciLiving #CrittersUncaged

Posted by ciLiving.tv on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

40th Anniversary Clinic Video Tour

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.