Before we say goodbye to 2013, it is appropriate to look back on the year, and reflect on what we have done, how we have done it, and what difference it makes.
Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog
For me, and probably for many of you who support WCV, 2013 is the year of the bear.
One of my most memorable surgeries was my first orthopedic repair in a Red-tailed Hawk.
How does one choose just one memory from the last twelve months? I know there are many memories which I hopefully will never forget.
Wildlife rehab can be tough and victories are often small, like seeing that hawk fly for the first time in months. But you live for those moments because you know you are one step closer in potentially giving that animal its life back.
It is staggering to think that my association with WCV is approaching three years. While I have physically been to the Center only one time, I do visit it virtually every day, watching the Critter Cams or checking out the website.
One day, I experienced a most magical moment while exercising four juvenile Barn Owls.
My favorite story from 2013 at the Wildlife Center of Virginia is the construction of enclosures for the rehabilitation of Black Bears.
In early August, I was reviewing the Wildlife Center’s July financial statements. I was anxious to see where we were on expenses – particularly “animal feed”, our line item for food that we buy for patients and resident education animals.
I spent five weeks at the Wildlife Center of Virginia as a vet extern last spring. I’m from Brazil, and it was my first time in the USA, first time in another country, and my first time seeing snow