Press Room

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine, located in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Since its founding in 1982, the Center has cared for more than 60,000 wild animals – representing 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Center staff are available to respond to a wide variety of questions concerning wildlife, human-wildlife interactions, and environmental issues.  The Center also has a collection of digital images of past and current patients.

To contact the Wildlife Center:  The Center’s front-desk is staffed seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Eastern.  Call the Center at 540.942.9453, or email wildlife@wildlifecenter.org. The Center’s after-hours wildlife emergency telephone is 540.241.4045.

Unless otherwise noted, photos on the Wildlife Center’s website are property of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  These images may be used as part of regular media coverage with attribution to the Wildlife Center of Virginia www.wildlifecenter.org

Most Recent Press Releases

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a juvenile Bald Eagle on Monday, September 21 at 12 noon in Westmoreland County. The eagle will be released by Dr. Dave McRuer, the Center’s Director of Veterinary Services.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release an adult Bald Eagle on Thursday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Land’s End Wildlife Management Area in King George. 

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release an adult Bald Eagle on Friday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County.