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Lloyd Brown

Returning Board Member and IWRC Instructor Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. In 1966, on a family road trip to visit my brother in the Air Force in Denver, we stopped in Amarillo, Texas for the night.  While walking from the hotel to a restaurant, I found...

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Meredith Whitney

Spotlight on new board member Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. I grew up next to a creek and was constantly bringing home crawdads, frogs and snakes to keep as “pets”.  I was lucky enough to have parents that were understanding enough not to discourage my love...

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Jennifer Boonstra DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Spotlight on our new board member How did you initially become involved with IWRC and why did you choose to become involved on a board level? I first became involved with IWRC when I started as a wildlife rehabilitator over 20 years ago. IWRC is such a valuable resource for anyone involved with wildlife rehabilitation...

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Diane Séguin MS, CWR

Spotlight on our New Board Member How did you initially become involved with IWRC and why did you choose to become involved on a board level?    I initially got involved with the IWRC as a happy coincidence in 2012!  My dear friend, Lynn Miller, was going to teach courses for the IWRC in Ireland and...

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Daniela Castillo DVM, MS

Spotlight on our new board member How did you initially become involved with IWRC and why did you choose to become involved on a board level? I joined IWRC in October 2020. I became involved because Wildlife Rehabilitation is my true passion. I worked as a wildlife rehabilitator and director of a wildlife center 10...

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Danene Britell RVT

Spotlight on our new board member Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. When I was growing up my mother and I spent a lot of time at the beach. When I was about seven years old I clearly remember a time where we were walking on the...

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Spotlight on New Board Member, Ashley Ihrke

How did you initially become involved with IWRC and why did you choose to become involved on a board level? I started volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center in early 2017 and became a staff member shortly before  going back to graduate school that same year. Once I became a staff member, I did more...

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Spotlight on New Board Member, Lindsay Jones

Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. From my earliest memories, I have always felt a close connection with all animals. As a young child, I was always bringing home stray animals and those in need of care, much to the dismay of my family. I started attending...

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Fire Season Tips: Triage

(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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Spotlight on New Staff Member, Micayla Harland

Micayla is our new behind the scenes bookkeeper. Welcome Micayla! Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. I grew up part-time (child of divorce) on a small hobby farm in the Manitoba prairies. We had a couple horses and a few dozen head of cattle. One memory of...