As one of the world’s leading teaching hospitals for wildlife medicine, the Wildlife Center of Virginia has a core mission to teach the world to care about and care for wildlife and the environment. This news page collects stories of the Center’s expertise in action.

October 4, 2010

The Wildlife Center lost a valued member of its educational animal ambassador team in late September when Lily the Virginia Opossum passed away. Lily was brought to the Wildlife Center of Virginia during the summer of 2007, after being rescued from a dog attack (about 13 percent of the animals brought to the Wildlife Center are victims of domestic-animal attacks) and living for three months in the home of her rescuer.

September 28, 2010
On Saturday, September 25, Wildlife Center staff, preceptorship students, veterinary extern students, and volunteers gathered for Part II of the 2010 Fawn Round-Up.  Part I took place on September 4, when 15 fawns were released. 
September 20, 2010

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County.  Releasing the eagle was Ed Clark, President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Center. 

September 17, 2010
After months of training, Misty the Barred Owl made her debut as an educational ambassador on Saturday, September 11th.
September 16, 2010
On the evening of September 15, Pignoli, an Eastern Screech Owl and popular Wildlife Center education animal, joined a group of Wildlife Center volunteers who staffed the phones during a pledge drive by public-television station WHRO.
September 6, 2010
Updates on Buddy's training, and a report on his September 3 coping, have been posted on the Center's website, along with new photos. Training Update Coping Report
August 24, 2010
PATIENT:  Great Horned Owl, #08-0525 LOCATION:  Roanoke, Virginia INJURYEntangled in barbed wire fence; eye, tissue injuries