NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTREField Medicine at its finest!
We would not be able to do the work we do without the dedicated help that we receive from wildlife medical professionals such as Dr. Sherri Cox.
SOH does not have a hospital (yet!) but Dr. Cox of the National Wildlife Centre, has managed to perform small miracles even in our limited facilities.
Her constant availability and support has enabled us to increase our knowledge and provide better critical care to the many animals that come to us broken …and suffering. We and our Wildlife sincerely thank you Sherri!
This young fox kit suffered a broken front leg. Our doctors stabilized the fracture and she is being cared for at Woodland’s Wildlife Sanctuary.
This porcupine we suspect was hit by a car and suffered a broken hind leg. Our doctors performed surgery to place pins in the leg to stabilize the broken bone. She is in care at Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge.
This baby raccoon suffered a broken front leg. Our doctors placed a splint on the leg and his young bones healed very fast! He is in care at Procyon Wildlife.
This skunk has been in care at Shades of Hope for several weeks and receives regular check ups by our doctors. In this photo his head is covered as he recovers from sedation given for his bandage changes. We always cover our patients’ heads if they are not anesthetized during their exams. This is to minimize stress.
❤ Bunny under Anesthetic ❤
❤ Baby Weasel ❤
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Aspen Valley – Rosseau, Ontario
“Mikey” , a fisher and a permanent resident at Aspen Valley is getting a health check up. He awoke from his sedation and spent the afternoon be lazy on his blanket.
Thanks to a generous donor, we now have our mobile wildlife hospital up and running! While this first hospital is physically located in Ontario, we hope to expand to have other units across Canada once we have funding.
The next step is to build a physical centre that will include a wildlife hospital for advanced diagnostics and treatment of native wildlife. Additional program areas outside of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation will include conservation & education programs, oil spill response, and new discovery for the benefit of the health of individual and populations of native wild animals.
This adult female bear was hit by a car (she’s sleeping here after an anesthetic to examine her leg). Our National Wildlife Centre (NWC) medical team assessed her condition and deemed her to have a “good” broken leg – meaning, we thought she had a great chance of a successful recovery after surgery (x-ray pictures of the broken femur are shown below). Thanks to Dr. Krista Halling and to Aspen Valley for her care and rehabilitation. She did amazing and was released 10 weeks later!