Online Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation


This is an online version of our introductory course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education. It can also be an excellent refresher for the intermediate or experienced rehabilitator. Please make sure you read the full requirements, materials needed, and specific dates and times for your prefered course before signing up.

All funds shown are in US dollars


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Welcome to the online version of our Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation course. Basic online will take place over either 7-13 days depending on your location. This course is hybrid, meaning that it will be a combination of pre-recorded lectures and live lectures hosted on Zoom. The course may have either an in-person or virtual lab so please read the description of your course carefully before signing up— you must attend all four sessions and a lab to achieve a passing grade. If you are signing up for a virtual lab, be sure you are able to get all the needed materials. Schedules vary depending on your location, please verify that you can attend all live lectures and one lab session before registering.

This course is for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education with a  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 online classroom.

**Please Note: Because of limited class sizes, the focus on regional species and considerations, as well as issues with time zones, we recommend that students take courses within their region. E.g. the Kingston class is intended for students in Rhode Island and other North-Eastern states.

All funds shown are in US dollars

Locations (scroll to the bottom of the page for full schedules):

Kingston, RI (Virtual Lab) – RI DEM Division of Fish and Game  – September 14-20, 2020 Closed

Howell Michigan (Virtual Lab) – Howell Nature Center – October 19-26, 2020 – Closed/Course Full 

Edmonton AB (Virtual Lab) – WildNorth Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation  – October 26-November 1, 2020

Coming Soon:

Greenville, KY


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


Required Materials:

-Access to a computer with reliable internet

-Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach (textbook)

-Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation (book)

***For Virtual Labs Only***

– Lab supply kit (included in the price of the course)

– An easy to clean location for procedures (at home or at a rehabilitation center) including table covering (Butcher paper, plastic sheeting, paper bags, etc.)

– A computer, smartphone or tablet with reliable internet

-1 mammal and 1 avian carcass. Carcasses for the lab may be acquired from commercial operations (i.e. pet stores, lab suppliers, etc.), please contact your host for suggestions for local suppliers if needed. If you are completing the lab at home please obtain feeder specimens as listed below:

            ● Mammals: Rat (Size Large or greater), Rabbit

            ● Birds: Pigeon/Dove, Quail, Chicken (Adult)

– Container for fluids (Large disposable cup, triangular graduated container, etc.)

– Sharps Container (Make your own!)

Optional at-home lab supplies: Stethoscope, Digital thermometer, pen light, gram scale, isopropyl alcohol 

***For in-person Labs Only***

-A smartphone, tablet or personal computer and corresponding charger that you can bring to the lab

-An appropriate mask


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

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 Canadian postal service, there is nothing we can do to predict or eliminate these charges.


FYI International Shipping: Please note, if ordering books/class materials that need to be shipped outside of the US,  international shipping can take 10 days or longer. If you wish to get your books sooner it may be possible, however, some restrictions apply. Even if you choose and pay for express shipping the United States Postal Service (USPS) does not guarantee faster shipping times. If you choose express shipping USPS will only refund your money if you reside in a country that is on their guarantee list, which can be found here:


Offered Course Scedules 

Howell, MI (Virtual Lab) October 19-26, 2020 

Oct 19–Monday: Live lecture 6-7 PM

Oct 21–Wednesday: Live lecture 6-8:30 PM

Oct 23–Friday: Live lecture 6-8 PM, Optional live homework review 8-8:30 PM

Oct 24–Saturday: Live review 10:30-11:15 AM

               Lab sessions(choose one session)

                                Lab 1-12:30-3:00 PM,

Oct 25–Sunday: Lab 2- 9:00-11:30 AM,

                                 Lab 3-12:30-3:00 PM

Oct 26–Monday: Lab 4- 6:00-8:30 PM


Edmonton, AB (Virtual Lab) October 26 – November 1, 2020

Oct 26–Monday: Live lecture 6-7 PM

Oct 27–Tuesday: Self-guided lectures

Oct 28–Wednesday: Live lecture 6-8 PM;

               Optional homework review 8-8:30 PM

Oct 29–Thursday: Self-guided lectures

Oct 30–Friday: Live lecture 6-8:30 PM

Oct 31–Saturday: Lab Day (choose one session)

               Lab 1: 8-10 AM, Lab 2: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM,

               Lab 3: 1:30-3:30 PM, Lab 4: 4:00-6:00 PM

Nov 1–Sunday: Live Review 5-6 PM

*All live sessions conducted over Zoom

**Please note that asynchronous sections (homework, pre-recorded labs, and exam) must be completed to receive credit for this course, these sections should take approximately 8 hours to complete and will be available in our Online classroom.

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