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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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Mindful and Thankful of our Journey for Wildlife

With just a month or so to go before another year closes out, the team at the IWRC have been reflecting on our past couple of years’ accomplishments which are accelerating year on year. Front of mind is that none of our work is possible without the generosity of our supporters around the globe, and...

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Wildlife Disease Association 68th Annual International Conference (Part 3)

The following is the third in a short series of posts from IWRC staff and board members who attended the WDA Conference at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City, California USA in August 2019   Multiple-drug resistance in wildlife From the 2019 Wildlife Disease Association Conference, several presentations gave great cause for worry. The number of...

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Wildlife Disease Association 68th Annual International Conference

The following is the first in a short series of posts from IWRC staff and board members who attended the WDA Conference at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City, California USA in August 2019 I’ve recently returned home from the 2019 Wildlife Disease Association Conference, my first one. I highly recommend this meeting to any academic...

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Spotlight on new board member Deborah Galle!

Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship with wildlife.   As a child, I LOVED wildlife. I would find toads, salamanders, snakes, bumble bees and hold them all! I was fascinated by their behaviors and could watch them for hours. When I was about 7 years old, I would visit two...

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2019 Board Updates

IWRC’s annual board and officer elections are complete. Breakdown of the results:   Member Election Results Jayanthi Kallam *new board member Pat Latas *new board member Dani Nicholson (reelected) Board Appointed Individuals Deborah Galle *new board member Kristen Heitman (reelected) Mandy Kamps (reelected) Ashraf NVK (reelected) Officer Positions Adam Grogan has moved from his previous post...