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A challenging patient

PATIENT:  Purple Martin, #10-1629 LOCATION:  Fort Defiance, Virginia CONDITIONUnable to fly

Snake Egg Surgery 2010

An unintended consequence ... PATIENT:  Eastern Ratsnake, #10-1604 LOCATION:  Hurt, Virginia INJURYSwallowed wooden egg

Peregrine Falcon Medical Updates

On October 12, a rare female Peregrine Falcon was admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  The falcon  was found on the ground, injured and unable to fly, on East Cary Street in Richmond.  She was picked up by A. K.

Critter Cam: Red-shouldered Hawk

PATIENT: Red-shouldered Hawk, #11-2633 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Albemarle County, Virginia CAUSE OF ADMISSION:  Hit by car ADMISSION DATE: December 4, 2011

Richmond Merlin

PATIENT:  Merlin, #11-2660 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Richmond, Virginia INJURY:   Fractured wing ADMISSION DATE:  December 16, 2011 OUTCOME:  Euthanized December 28, 2011

Lost Loon Led to the Wildlife Center

PATIENT:  Common Loon, #11-2641 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Rockingham County, Virginia CIRCUMSTANCE OF ADMISSION:   Trapped on a pond ADMISSION DATE:  December 9, 2011 OUTCOME:  Died December 21, 2011

Holiday Songbirds

Throughout the fall and winter, the majority of patient admissions at the Wildlife Center of Virginia is made up of avian species.  While most of the “better known” patients are raptors, the veterinary team provides the same attention and care to all of its patients—large or small.  These three passerines (songbirds) are currently receiving treatment at the Wildlife Center:

Gunshot Gray-eyed Great Horned Owl

PATIENT: Great Horned Owl, #11-2545 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Augusta County, Virginia INJURY: Gunshot ADMISSION DATE: October 22, 2011 OUTCOME:  Released December 31, 2011

The Critter Cam Welcomes #11-2361

PATIENT: Red-tailed Hawk, #11-2361 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Floyd County, Virginia INJURY:  Coracoid fracture ADMISSION DATE:  September 11, 2011 OUTCOME:  Euthanized on January 17, 2012

Suffolk Bear Cub

PATIENTS:  Black Bear, #11-2532 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Suffolk, Virginia CIRCUMSTANCE OF ADMISSION:   Orphaned

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