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Schedule for Classroom Courses


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There are no classes currently scheduled. Please check back in the summer for the fall line up!


Course Descriptions

Course Title: Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation

Delivery Method: Classroom, This is a Two (2) day class.

Hours are 8:00 am – 5:30 pm first day and approximately 8 am – 3 pm second day.

CE Hours: 15
This is an introductory course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education. Lecture topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating fluid therapy, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.

This class is meant to be a flipped classroom experience.  We challenge you to do your homework and readings before you get to your class. This will facilitate a richer learning experience in the classroom.

Lab topics include gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. Lab procedures are performed on cadavers.


Course Title: Pain and Wound Management

Delivery Method: Classroom This is a one day class. Hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

CE Hours: 10 (3 Pain Management and 7 Wound Management)

When taught live, these two courses are provided as a package with total classroom time of eight hours. However, two certificates will be provided to participants upon successful completion.

Developed specifically for wildlife care professionals, Wound Management provides a systematic review of the physiology and treatment of the most common types of soft-tissue wounds seen in injured mammalian and avian species. Topics include wound assessment, wound types, antibiotic therapy, cleaning and topical agents, bandaging techniques and the physiology and stages of wound healing. Fractures and wound management in herpetiles are not covered in this course. Lab Included.

Pain Management is designed to give wildlife care professionals a working knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts underlying the modern approach to pain management in mammalian and avian species. Topics include the physiology and clinical signs of pain, supportive care techniques, and drug therapy including indications, contraindications and side effects.


Course Title: Parasitology and Zoonoses

Delivery Method: Classroom This is a one day class. Hours are 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Online On Demand

CE Hours: 10 Classroom, 5 Online On Demand

All animals have parasites. Understanding them leads to better care of wildlife in rehabilitation and can reduce the spread of disease. Parasitology is a comprehensive course covering individual parasites, their life cycles, and their transmission to new hosts. In this course you begin to learn how to identify the diagnostic forms, the treatments to use and also the zoonotic potential for many varieties of parasites.


Course Title: Reuniting Raptors

Delivery Method: Classroom  CE Hours: 5.5 (proposed)

Most healthy nestling raptors ‘rescued’ by the public are not truly orphans, and it’s generally agreed their best option is to be reunited with parents or fostered to another nest, so they can grow up in the wild in the care of wild adults. Reuniting and fostering also relieves stress on overcrowded rehabilitation facilities during baby season. But many wildlife rehabilitators lack the knowledge and tools for reuniting.

This course is designed to provide the essential know-how for licensed wildlife rehabilitators to reunite or foster most species of North American raptors.