National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

A nonprofit organization

$12,795 raised by 81 donors

Knowledge is power. So what happens when you don’t have access to knowledge? 

For wildlife rehabilitators, that can mean animals suffer. For injured wildlife every minute matters. The sooner diagnosis, treatment, and pain can be alleviated the better the chance for healing and re-release to the wild. A skilled wildlife veterinary team and wildlife rehabilitator make that happen. 

As Maya Angelou so beautifully said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” 

Education is the key to knowing what better looks like. 

Testimonials from participants in our educational programs at the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) highlight the immense value of continuing education in animal welfare. A Wildlife Medicine Course participant shared, "I really loved the course–It’s not just helpful for wildlife. You touched on a lot of basic points for small animal GP (General Practice) that we were supposed to learn in vet school but never did or were forgotten." These words underscore the far-reaching impact of our programs. Not only are we equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary for wildlife rehabilitation, but we are also enhancing their capabilities in all areas of animal care. The ripple effect of this education extends beyond wildlife, benefiting small animal general practice and, ultimately, the well-being of countless animals.

Furthermore, a participant in our Leadership Program shared their experience, saying, "I loved this class and the collaboration and communication. It made me feel like a part of a larger team." This sentiment speaks to the power of education in fostering a sense of community and unity.

Your support will reduce barriers to information by keeping our course costs low and provide education on current best practice to as many wildlife rehabilitation professionals as possible. Information is power. You can give the power of knowledge to heal injured wildlife for tomorrow’s world.

 To Learn.                                                      To Care For.                                                 To Release.

Want to learn more about what NWRA offers? Continuing education is provided through the following programs:

Publications    Conference   Leadership Program   Wildlife Medicine Courses  Scholarship

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8400 Normandale Lake Blvd, Suite 920
Bloomington, MN 55437



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