Requesting a Visit
The Wildlife Medical Clinic has four birds, two reptiles and one Virginia opossum that reside at the clinic. These birds were initially admitted as patients and were treated with the intent of release into the wild. Unfortunately, medical complications arose which prevented them from a full recovery. Since they are unable to fully recovered, they would not be able to fend for themselves if placed back into the wild. Although they live in the clinic and are tolerant of people, the resident birds are not pets. They now serve as ambassadors of their species and help us educate the public about wildlife, conservation, and ecosystem health.
The ambassador animals are cared for and taken to educational events by specially-trained student volunteers. Each year we hold a variety of educational events and visits, including school groups, wildlife events, community gatherings, birthday gatherings, scout troops, and museums. Programs are developed based on the needs and/or desires of the group. For example, interactive presentations involving owl pellets/casts are possible in classrooms or similar settings.
Members of the community can go to the address below to request a visit from our ambassadors. Expect a response within 1-2 business days after submitting the form. Not all requests can be honored, but we will do our best to facilitate your needs.
Click here to request an educational visit!
The WMC is a non-profit organization that depends solely on fund-raising, donations and grants for its operating budget. All donations are used to pay for food, diagnostic tests, equipment, medications, consultations and surgeries for our patients.
The pricing of educational visits are as follows:
School and non-profit organizations – $100 clinic donation
Other – $200 clinic donation
Additional Charges – For PR visits over 1 hour, there is a surcharge of $50 for each additional hour.
Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.