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.

June 21, 2023

On June 3, Center staff attended a special “Junior Gala” fundraiser in Crozet hosted by Lois, a six-year-old girl who organized the event to raise money in support of the Wildlife Center.

June 19, 2023

Created by the American Eagle Foundation in 1995, American Bald Eagle Day is celebrated each year on June 20. On this day, wildlife professionals and enthusiasts alike are taking the time to celebrate our national symbol and appreciate these amazing animals.

June 19, 2023

My experience at the Wildlife Center of Virginia has lived up to my full expectations! As a first-year veterinary student, I wanted to get hands-on experience with the world of wildlife, a division of animal care that I had limited learning experiences in up to this point. I was fully committed to the long hours and difficult cases upon receiving my letter of acceptance then I flew for the first time to Virginia to start my new journey.

June 16, 2023

In her latest release, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ackerman explores recent findings on the biology, behavior, and conservation of owls in What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World’s Most Enigmatic Birds.

June 10, 2023

On June 9, the Wildlife Center admitted a fledgling Bald Eaglet from the Dulles Greenway Eagle Nest in Leesburg, Virginia.

June 8, 2023

On June 2, a Black Bear cub was seen alone in a tree in Bedford County. After no sign of a sow was observed in the area for three days, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources biologists determined the cub had been orphaned, and transported it to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on the evening of June 5.

May 31, 2023

Most people love wildlife, and the desire to help an animal in need is a common feeling many of us will experience at some point. Sometimes, well-meaning people offer food to wildlife in an attempt to help them – while the intentions behind feeding a wild animal may be virtuous, in reality, it can do more harm than good.