Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course


This is an introductory course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education. It can also be an excellent refresher for the intermediate or experienced rehabilitator.


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An introductory two day course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education with a half day hands-on lab! 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.


Newport, OR - Hosted by The Oregon Coast Aquarium October 6-7, 2018 

Eaton Rapids, MI - Hosted by Wildside Rehabilitation Center October 20-21, 2018

Frankfort, Kentucky - Hosted by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife November 7-8, 2018

Kelowna, British Columbia - Hosted by BC SPCA Kelowna November 17-18, 2018

Victoria, British Columbia - Hosted by BC SPCA Wild ARC November 23-24, 2018

Coming Soon:

California (November 2018)

Arkansas (January 2019)

Texas (January 2019)


Lecture topics include:

– Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation

– Basic anatomy and physiology

– Calculating fluid therapy

– Handling and physical restraint

– Stress and the basic shock cycle

– Initial care and physical examination

– Standards for housing

– Zoonoses

– Euthanasia criteria and release criteria

To receive a course completion certificate, students must successfully pass the exam, lab, and homework with 70% or higher.

You will receive the Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach and Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation books with this order.

Have a large group you want to bring? Consider an organizational membership and contact us for special group pricing.

FYI Canada Classes: In addition to the rate charged by USPS, Canadian customs may charge extra fees on packages. Per the postal service there is nothing we can do to predict or eliminate these charges.


Additional information

Product Type



Standard, Member

Credit Hours (IWRC):


Course Level

Tier 1

Delivery Method

In class, in person



Book Delivery

Kindle, ebook, Textbook, I already have Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach


Newport, OR, Eaton Rapids, MI, Frankfort, KY, Kelowna, BC, Victoria, BC


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