Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog
I always knew he was special, but everyone else knew too by the time he left!
The highlight of 2021, for me, has been the beginning of my life-changing journey as a rehabilitation extern at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
With all the uncertainty of life there's one thing I am certain of ... that I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
But over the course of two separate releases on a weekend in early October, I also got the special privilege of witnessing those former cotton balls take their first steps into the world at large.
In celebration of the International Day of Veterinary Medicine this week, The Wildlife Center of Virginia is taking a look at the history of veterinary radiology: the use of x-rays to diagnose and treat animal patients. Additionally, The Center is releasing fifteen sets of radiographs to promote their educational value in veterinary medicine!
During my time at the Wildlife Center, I’ve gotten to meet friends and supporters from all across the nation – a host of wonderful, interesting, and generous people.
Anita Dec was a donor to the Wildlife Center for about a decade. Her first contribution came with the purchase of a Garden of Eagle calendar, back in June 2011. She was an active participant in the Center’s Caring for Critters program. She lived in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Ms. Anita died earlier this year; she included the Center in her estate plans.
We often feature “staff picks” in our Inside Poop, the Center’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Staff picks offer a fun insight into what our various staff members like to do in their free time – it might be reading a really good wildlife book, listening to an environmental podcast, or creating something wildlife-related. When we asked some of our veterinary staff for a “staff pick” earlier this year, both wildlife rehabilitation intern Ben and veterinary intern Dr.
“In those days we had never heard of passing up a chance to kill a wolf. In a second, we were pumping lead into the pack, but with more excitement than accuracy: how to aim a steep downhill shot is always confusing. When our rifles were empty, the old wolf was down, and a pup was dragging a leg into impassable slide-rocks.
Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!
That statement seems a little ironic, doesn’t it?