Call of the Wild Conference

November 19-21, 2021

Thanks for joining us for the 26th annual Call of the Wild conference on wildlife rehabilitation, co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. The three-day conference was held online through the Whova Event App. Registration is now closed! 

Program

A full list of class titles, lengths, and abstracts can be found here.  Content is available to conference attendees throughout the end of 2021. After December 31, the content will disappear; we are not able to lengthen the availability of these talks. 

Continuing Education Credits

The Call of the Wild conference offers CE opportunities to permitted wildlife rehabilitators; these hours qualify for obtaining or renewing a wildlife rehabilitation permit. With recorded materials available in our online format this year, each day of the conference is worth 10 hours of CE. Certificates of attendance have been emailed individually to attendees. 

Thirteen (13) hours of lectures are approved for veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians in Virginia. Please email us at academy@wildlifecenter.org for your designated CE certificate for qualifying classes [based on 18VAC150-20-70, item 2.h]. A total of four hours are available Friday, six hours are available Saturday, and three hours are available Sunday. These classes are marked with a ** on your Whova Agenda and the summary of eligible classes is as follows: 

The Role of Wildlife Rehabilitators in One Health [1 hour]
News & Updates from Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources [1 hour]
Over Capacity! Dealing with a Rapid Influx of Patients [2 hours]
Standards in Wildlife Rehabilitation: What's New & Why Should I Care? [30 mins]
The Physiologic Effects of Acute & Chronic Stress in Captive Wildlife [1 hour]
Triage Tips: Setting Patients up for Success from the Beginning [1 hour]               
Fluid Therapy in Wildlife Lecture & Demonstration  [1.5 hours]
Effective Disinfection for Common Wildlife Diseases [30 mins]  
Not Fit for Human Consumption: Drug Withdrawal Times & Prohibited Medications [30 mins]
Anesthesia Complications & Troubleshooting [60 mins]
Common Conditions in Adult Waterfowl [1 hour]
Raptor Physical Exam: Lecture & Demonstration [1 hour]
Basics of Amphibian Rehabilitation [1 hour]

Eight (8) hours of lectures are approved CE for Animal Control Officer training in Virginia, through the VDACS Office of Animal Care. A total of one hour is approved for Friday, three hours are approved for Saturday, and a total of four hours on Sunday. Please email us at academy@wildlifecenter.org for your designated CE certificate for qualifying classes. These classes are marked with a ++ on the Whova Agenda, and the summary of eligible classes is as follows: 

News & Updates from Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources [1 hour]
Something Seems Off: A Look into the Canine Distemper Outbreak & Bird Mortality Events in Northern Virginia Through the Lens of the Field Response [1 hour]
Triage Tips: Setting Patients up for Success from the Beginning [1 hour]
Effective Disinfection for Common Wildlife Diseases [.5 hour]
Not Fit for Human Consumption: Drug Withdrawal Times & Prohibited Medications [.5 hour]
Working with Ducks: Best Practices and Lessons Learned [1 hour]
Common Conditions in Adult Waterfowl [1 hour]
Raptor Physical Exam: Lecture & Demonstration [1 hour]
Mental Health & Self-care: A Community Conversation [1 hour]

 

Questions? Please email academy@wildlifecenter.org

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