The Wildlife Center of Virginia's 27th annual Call of the Wild conference on wildlife rehabilitation, co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, was held on November 18-20, 2022. Thanks for attending! Stay tuned for information about the 2023 conference.
Did you attend Call of the Wild 2022? Remember to utilize Whova to access content, handouts, and FAQs now through the end of 2022.
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. Each day of the conference offers at least nine hours of CE, depending on classes selected. Certificates of attendance were emailed to attendees on November 30, 2022.
According to Virginia Administrative Code 18VAC150-20-70, approved continuing education credit is given for courses related to the treatment and care of patients and clinical courses in veterinary medicine or veterinary technology or courses that enhance patient safety, such as medical recordkeeping or compliance with requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). In addition, the Call of the Wild conference is sponsored by a state government agency. While the board of veterinary medicine in Virginia does not “approve” continuing education courses or programs, if the course meets the requirements of the regulations, then the Board will accept the continuing education.
Center staff have determined that the following veterinary-taught classes pertain to the treatment and care of patients, and/or are clinical courses in wildlife medicine. A total of 4.5 hours are available Friday, 2 hours are available Saturday, and 4.5 hours are available Sunday for a grand total of 11 hours.
These classes are marked with a ** on the Whova Agenda and the summary of eligible classes is as follows:
Curious, Creepy, & Common Cases in Wildlife Rehabilitation: Baby Mammals to Adult Everything! [2 hours]
Just a Flesh-Wound! Unraveling the Mysteries of Wound Healing [.5 hour]
Toxicoses Encountered in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Setting [1 hour]
Pain Management in Wildlife [1 hour]
Facilitating a Veterinarian-Rehabilitator Partnership [2 hours]
Adult Songbird Triage, Common Clinical Presentations, & Treatments [1 hour]
Principles of Bandage Placement in the Avian Patient: Lecture & Demonstration [1.5 hour]
An Overview of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza : Origins, Prevalence & Its Significance in Wildlife Communities [.5 hour]
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: A Panel Discussion [1 hour]
Wildlife Rehabilitation after SARS-CoV-2 Emergence: Who Can Get it, and What Should Be Done? [.5 hour]
Animal Control Officer CE
7.5 hours of lectures are approved CE for Animal Control Officer training in Virginia, through the VDACS Office of Animal Care. A total 1.5 hours is approved for Friday, three hours are approved for Saturday, and a total of three hours on Sunday.
These classes are marked with a ++ on the Whova Agenda and the summary of eligible classes is as follows:
Analysis of Zoonotic Diseases in Pets & Wildlife in the Shenandoah Valley Tick Populations [.5 hour]
When Nature Calls [1 hour]
Read Me Like a Book: Why Behavioral Cues are Important [2 hours]
Emergency Preparedness 101: Keeping Animals Safe When Disaster Strikes [1 hour]
An Overview of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Origins, Prevalence & Its Significance in Wildlife Communities [.5 hour]
Bats: The Animal, the Myths, the Reality! [1 hour]
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Panel Discussion [1 hour]
Wildlife Rehabilitation after SARS-CoV-2 Emergence: Who Can Get It & What Should We Do? [.5 hour]
Veterinarians, technicians, and ACOs: please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your specialized CE certificate for qualifying classes. All general attendance certificates (for permitted rehabilitators and others) will be emailed in the weeks following the conference.