Virginia Wildlife Center

Mr. Cory Woods’ Environmental Studies students toured the Wildlife Center of Virginia on Wednesday, September 27.  The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.  Since its creation, the Wildlife Center has treated more than 70,000 wild animals, including more than 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

The Center shares the lessons learned from these cases with some 1.5 million school children and adults across Virginia.  The Center has also trained a number of wildlife medicine practitioners, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Those who have benefited from the professional training programs offered by the Center may now be found on the cutting edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world.

In 2007, the Wildlife Center received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation as the Conservation Organization of the Year. 

Nawaf Al Saud ’18, Cameron Carr ’18, Ward Carroll ’19, Ty Ewen ’18, Logan Marshall ’19, Wai Kwan Ng ’19, Will Rukuba ’19, Finn Schulman ’18 and Cory’s son Edmund attended. 

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