Press Room

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine, located in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Since its founding in 1982, the Center has cared for more than 70,000 wild animals – representing 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Center staff are available to respond to a wide variety of questions concerning wildlife, human-wildlife interactions, and environmental issues.  The Center also has a collection of digital images of past and current patients.

To contact the Wildlife Center:  The Center’s front-desk is staffed seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Eastern.  Call the Center at 540.942.9453, or email wildlife@wildlifecenter.org.

Unless otherwise noted, photos on the Wildlife Center’s website are property of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  These images may be used as part of regular media coverage with attribution to the Wildlife Center of Virginia www.wildlifecenter.org

Most Recent Press Releases

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will present “A View From the Top: Birds of Prey”, a program about the raptors that live around us, at Rocking R Hardware [1030 South High Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22803] on Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m.

The program is free and open to the public.  

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will present “Home Sweet Habitat”, a program about how different animals satisfy their needs for food, water, shelter, and space, at the Staunton Public Library [1 Churchville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401] on Thursday, November 29 at 3:45 pm.


The program is free and open to the public.  
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The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will present “Whoo’s Awake in the Night?”, a program about nocturnal wildlife, at the following Shenandoah County Library branches: