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For more information on the Wildlife Rehabilitators Program, please contact WDFW Wildlife Rehabilitation staff.

E-mail: patricia.thompson@dfw.wa.gov

DO NOT use this email address to report sick or injured wildlife. For sick or injured wildlife please contact a local wildlife rehabilitator

 

 

 

Found Injured Wildlife?

Contact a local Wildlife Rehabilitator

Or call a WDFW Regional Office

Points to consider when establishing a contract with your principal veterinarian

  1. Goods and services that the veterinarian is willing to provide.

  2. Goods and services that the veterinarian is willing to provide pro bono;

  3. Services and supplies for which the veterinarian must charge.

  4. Diagnostic procedures the veterinarian is willing to perform (radiographs, hematology, etc.) and costs;

  5. Treatments the veterinarian is willing to perform (prescribe and administer medications, fracture management, surgery, etc.);

  6. Wildlife species that the veterinarian will and will not work with.

  7. Wildlife species for which the veterinarian has sufficient medical and care knowledge;

  8. Types of phone consultation the veterinarian will provide;

  9. Time availability;

  10. Willingness to come to your facility;

  11. Arrangements for bringing wild animals to the clinic (appointment only, emergency, etc.);

  12. How wild animals should be brought into the clinic (secure carrier, through a back door, etc.);

  13. Housing facilities for wild animals at the clinic in order to minimize stress (noise, foot traffic, proximity to predators, etc.);

  14. Follow up care protocols, record keeping and communications;

  15. Protocols and agreements on euthanasia. Agree, in advance, on a process of how you and your veterinarian will make euthanasia decisions. Make sure to address the details of how the process will be carried out including safe disposal of the carcasses;

  16. Any agreements must abide by the laws and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine.