Raptor Rehab and Release

As the Program Assistant at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, I have an educational and logistical role. During our peak season, I take over 4,000 wildlife-related phone calls a month. This year we have been particularly busy; so far, we have admitted a record 2,767 patients, and there are still two months to go!

I am grateful to be able to contribute my skills as a Certified Veterinary Technician, certified Animal Control Officer, and a state and federally licensed rehabilitator, to patients who need rehabilitation.  This is a goal I have been working towards for many years, one which required me to pass examinations at the state and federal level, in addition to logging hundreds of hours of education towards the handling, husbandry, housing and care of birds.  Now that I am fully licensed and hold a federal wildlife rehabilitation permit, I’m able to help raptors that need some extra care and attention.

Here are some of the patients who I have cared for in partnership with the Wildlife Clinic.

 

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