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

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

Most Recent Press Releases

No federal or state wildlife laws were broken in the rescue and transport of Bald Eagle #16-1352, a bird that was found injured at the Boy Scout Camp near Goshen, Virginia on June 26.

On Sunday afternoon, June 5, the Wildlife Center of Virginia will sponsor Back Home Again — A Tribute to John Denver, at the Wayne Theater in Waynesboro, featuring Tom Becker, a former member of the New Christy Minstrels, and the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra. The concert is part of a weekend-long series of celebrations and events sponsored by the Center.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a juvenile Bald Eagle on Monday, September 21 at 12 noon in Westmoreland County. The eagle will be released by Dr. Dave McRuer, the Center’s Director of Veterinary Services.