Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Triage


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Save the Date for a free, R.A.C.E.-approved continuing education webinar

Presenter: Renee Schott, DVM, CWR

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: 2 pm EDT (New York); What time is that in my time zone?

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Lecture outline

  • Introduction
    • What is wildlife rehabilitation?
    • How does wildlife rehab differ from private veterinary practice?
  • Triage
    • Definitions
    • Applying triage to wildlife
    • Case examples
  • Patient assessment
    • Case examples
    • Euthanasia vs. rehabilitation


Sick and injured wild animals often present to veterinary clinics and wildlife rehabilitators.  It can be difficult to know which wild animals will survive the rehabilitation process to release and which won’t.  This presentation will use data from one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation centers in the country to help predict which patients will make it to release and which won’t.  This will help those in involved in wildlife rehabilitation know when to euthanize on admission and when to attempt rehabilitation.  This case-based, interactive presentation aims to bring beginners up to speed, but also offers helpful tips, tricks and insights for the experienced rehabilitator and veterinarian.


About the presenter

Renée Schott is the Medical Director and a Senior Veterinarian at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRCMN), one of the largest rehabilitation centers in the country.  She has been involved in wildlife rehabilitation for over 15 years and has worked at WRCMN for over 8 years. Additionally, Renée is involved in teaching courses at the University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine and she is a Course Instructor for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Renee also does relief work at The Raptor Center in St Paul and is a former member of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Board of Directors.


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How do I enter the “webinar room”?

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from LafeberVet. To access the webinar on May 5, simply select the URL (as shown in the example below).

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What if I’d like to view the course on a mobile device?
Apps for viewing the webinar are available for Apple devices and Android devices.

Will I be able to ask questions?
If you attend the live webinar, you will be able to ask questions by typing into a chat box on the webinar screen. The speaker will read out and answer as many of the questions as possible.

What happens if I miss the live webinar?
The webinar will be recorded, and the recorded version will be available for viewing within 3 business days of the live presentation.

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RACE approval

This program 776-36251 is approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Continuing Education (R.A.C.E.) to offer a total of 1.00 CE credits to any one veterinarian and/or 1.00 veterinary technician CE credit. This RACE approval is for Category Two: Non-Scientific Clinical using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance/Non-Interactive Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.