Wildlife Rehab Training
Classes being held throughout the state are listed below.
|Wildlife Rehabilitation - Basics through Advanced Skills|
|This course is designed to assist the student in preparation for both entry level and advanced level intern positions in nature centers, wildlife centers, and animal sanctuaries. This course meets the requirements for specific training needed to apply for the NC State Wildlife (small mammal) Permit as well as the requirement for specific training needed to apply for the Federal Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit. Part I topics will focus on species-specific natural history and behavior; nutritional needs and food preparation; health and safety practices; handling and restraint for mammals, birds, and reptiles; caging and husbandry; physical examination and probable diagnosing; and basic injury care of native wildlife. Part II topics will focus on bandaging, splinting, wound management, physical therapy, necropsy, parasitology, and euthanasia. This section will also focus on the complete care for orphaned and injured birds. 120 hours. Mon & Wed. 2-5 or 6-9; Register through Coastal Carolina Community College (CCCC) Jacksonville, NC at 910-938-6294. Classes held at Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in Hubert, NC (910-326-6432).
|Jan. 28th - June 24th 2013|
|Location: Coastal Carolina Community College and Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Contact: Continuing Education Department CCCC|
|Wildlife Rehab, Inc|
|A beginner wildlife rehabilitation class is held each spring and fall at Forsyth Tech. The class is held on Tuesday evenings and runs for 11 weeks. The next class will start on February 19, 2013. Register with Forsyth Tech in January at 336-761-1002.
|Tuesdays, 6-9 pm|
|Location: Forsyth Community College |
|Contact: Wildlife Rehab, Inc.|
|P.O.Box 24552, Winston-Salem, NC 27114|
|New Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Please view the Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas (ARC) Positions Needed form to find out how you can help! See ARC's website at www.arcwildlife.org.
To become a member of ARC you must take ARC's volunteer class, which covers the nuts and bolts of wildlife rehabilitation. Topics include but are not limited to, determining if any animal is in need of assistance, basic care of injured and orphaned wildlife, administering medication, nutrition, proper hygiene and diseases. We also have more in-depth training on grey squirrels, flying squirrels, opossums, chipmunks, and cottontail rabbits, which are the species we deal with the most.
You will be required to work the ARC Hotline from home 2 times a month (3hour shifts) as a member and should live within 50 miles of Charlotte.
|Feb 9-10 2013|
|Location: Charlotte N.C.|
|Contact: Wanda Jolley|
|WRNC Annual Symposium|
|WRNC holds its annual symposium on the last weekend in January each year. In addition to general sessions appropriate for all rehabilitators, there is a track of sessions for beginning rehabilitators. There is a track of sessions that is approved for veterinary CE credit and and a track approved for vet techs. A variety of workshops are offered.
|Location: Raleigh, NC|
|Contact: Jean Chamberlain|
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