December 29, 2011
Dr. Dave McRuer, Director of Veterinary Services: On February 10th, 2011, the Center received a phone call from a lovely couple who had been out birding on Lake Anna in Louisa County. A Western Grebe had been observed for several days and had become a local magnet for the local birding community. On this particular day, the grebe was observed diving near a fishing boat and after a brief time underwater, it came up after ingesting a fishing lure.
December 28, 2011
Darcie Huntress, Outreach Coordinator:
December 28, 2011
Bob Post, Treatment Team volunteer: I have had the privilege of working as a Treatment Team volunteer at the Wildlife Center since I retired as an operating room nurse four years ago.  When Amanda asked me to recall my most memorable 2011 cases, two came immediately to mind from among the thousands of patients we admitted this year. One case was heartbreaking – the other has a much happier ending!
December 28, 2011
Davis Rogers, Outreach Coordinator: When I arrived at the Center for my first day of work at the Wildlife Center in late August, I was late, and Amanda Nicholson, the Director of Outreach, and Darcie Huntress, the other new Outreach Coordinator, were both pacing the library. We were only days past Hurricane Irene washing against the eastern seaboard, and squirrels, they told me, squirrels were going to be a problem. With those words, all pretenses of enjoying a formal training period vanished.
December 27, 2011
Lacy Kegley, Front Desk Coordinator (now Development Associate): By the end of May 2011, I had gotten into a routine of getting to work about half an hour early – to get a jump start on the day by getting things organized at the front desk – before the wave of phone calls began.   My 40-minute commute to the Center typically is uneventful – if I get held up, it’s because of interstate traffic.  On May 26th, I decided to go the “back way” to work – taking an older road with a much prettier drive.