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2020 National Veterinary Technician Week

In the United States, October 11th to October 17th, 2020 is National Veterinary Technician Week, which according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions.” Not every wildlife rehabilitator is or has a veterinary technician. However, technicians are certainly part of the wildlife rehabilitation process whether they are on your...

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IWRC Member Spotlight: Kristina Madarang Stahl

Name: Kristina Madarang Stahl Organization: Bear Sanctuary Prishtina and the Bear Care Group Location: Prishtina, Kosovo   IWRC: Hi Kristina! So, tell us a little bit about yourself… Kristina: I’m a bear biologist, philanthropy and communications officer, editor, and board member of the Bear Care Group. I received my MS in environmental science and policy from...

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IWRC Member Spotlight: Frances Bell RVN, DipVNZS, CWR

Name: Frances Bell RVN, DipVNZS, CWR Organization: Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Location: Capetown, South Africa IWRC: Hi Frances! So, tell us a little bit about yourself… Frances: I’ve been rehabbing wildlife for the last ten years in Australia, the UK and South Africa. I work mostly with birds but...

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IWRC Member Spotlight: Michelle Watson

Name: Michelle Watson Organization: I’m between posts at the moment but run my own “Wildlife Rescue Johannesburg” Facebook page. Location: Johannesburg, South Africa IWRC: Hi Michelle! So, tell us a little bit about yourself… Michelle: I’ve doing rehab since 2007, have worked for all the local rehab centers at some point, now permitted to do...

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IWRC Member Spotlight: Letitia Labbie

Name: Letitia Labbie Organization: Acadiana Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Location: Youngsville, Louisiana, United States IWRC: Hi Letitia! So, tell us a little bit about yourself… Letitia: I am one of four federally permitted Rehabilitators in the state of Louisiana. I founded Acadiana Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation in 1998. IWRC: What brought you into wildlife rehabilitation...

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IWRC Member Spotlight: Lebanese Wildlife

Name: Samara P. El-Haddad Organization: Lebanese Wildlife Location: Beirut, Lebanon Important Update: On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, several days after Lebanese Wildlife completed their IWRC Member Spotlight, Beirut was hit by two massive explosions. The devastation caused by these explosions has been far-reaching and Lebanese Wildlife was unfortunately impacted by the blasts. Their center was...

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Happy National Zoo Keeper Week! What does this have to do with wildlife rehabilitation?

This week (July 19th through 25th) the American Association of Zoo Keepers celebrates National Zoo Keeper Week (NZKW), focusing “on the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and vanishing habitats via conservation messages created by their institutions.” The debate about wildlife in captivity is a complicated issue that is being talked about more and...

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Fire Season Tips

Part II of a short series Animals in fires suffer from direct thermal injury as well as injuries from inhalation of chemicals and particulate debris. Certainly burns to the skin are the most obvious, but burns and damage to the respiratory tract from smoke inhalation should not be underestimated. If an animal is close enough...

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Fire Season Tips

(Part I of a short series) In areas affected by seasonal wildfires Covid-19 may cause even greater problems this year. In some regions Covid-19 has meant reduction or cessation of controlled burns to help mitigate fires1. Many rehabilitators are functioning with less volunteers, interns, and paid staff. This makes the need for personal preparation even...