Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
BRWC Veterinary Care
The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to wildlife rescue and wildlife conservation.

Veterinary Care
for Wildlife

       Every case that needs medical assistance creates new challenges on how to diagnose and treat a patient who can’t talk, doesn’t want to be touched or even be approached by humans, and who instinctually tries to hide its symptoms so it won’t be recognized as weak and easy prey by a predator.
        We need to examine and treat our wildlife patients with minimal handling so we don’t add more disease producing stress to an already injured animal. Sometimes our patients make our job more difficult by refusing to take the medication we’ve hidden in their food or by working relentlessly to remove their bandages or splints.
        Unlike domestic pets who can count on their owners for food and shelter, wild animals must be able to fend for themselves once they are released from our care. Any disability that makes it difficult for them to find and catch food, or avoid predators, is reason not to release them. In spite of all these challenges we’ve had a very successful year rehabilitating a wide variety of wildlife species.

  Barred owl   SX Dr. B  
  Barred owl recovering from gunshot wounds and a fractured wing   Fractured wings must be repaired surgically. 

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."   Mahatma Gandhi

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