Wildlife rehabilitators have access to the highest abundance and diversity of wildlife species of any government, academic, or non-profit organization in North America. That provides wildlife rehabilitators with a unique “window” on wildlife health and invaluable information that no other group can provide.
Unfortunately, medical records from these rehabbers are not currently kept in a standardized format and therefore cannot be compiled and compared across regions or throughout the country.
To better assist wildlife rehabilitators with information management, The Wildlife Center of Virginia has created a user-friendly online medical record system that will allow standardized information to be recorded on each patient. That system is called WILD-ONe (aka Wildlife Incident Log/Database and Online Network).
WILD-ONe has been designed specifically with the rehabber’s needs in mind — from the home-based rehabilitator to larger professionally staffed centers. The database has many built-in tools to help with patient admission, treatment, rehabilitation, querying, and reporting.
One of the best parts about the WILD-ONe software … it’s free for wildlife rehabilitators, for the following commitments:
 Timely entry of all patient data into the system [within a month]; and
 Sharing a limited amount of basic data about each patient (considered public information). The information will be combined with information from other wildlife rehabilitators and used to monitor trends in wildlife health across North America. In the future, we intend to make a full set of analytical tools available to the rehabilitation community as an online feature.
We encourage you to take a tour of WILD-One and get a sense of how it works:
- Go to the WILD-ONe launch page (www.wild-one.org);
- Enter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: visitor
If you liked the visitor’s site, go to the WILD-ONe launch page (www.wild-one.org) and follow the easy steps to register your organization or join as a member of an existing organization.