Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina

January 21-22, 2017

WRNC invites wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, technicians and associated wildlife professionals to attend its 15th annual symposium. The symposium is being held at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine on January 20-22, 2017. Veterinary and Vet tech continuing education credit is being offered.

Labs and workshops offered during the Symposium are $5 unless otherwise stated. This fee helps cover the cost of supplies used in the lab. You are required to select and pay for labs when you register. Please read the descriptions of the labs in the session abstracts before deciding on the labs that you wish to take. We encourage everyone to sign up for labs with care. The lab fee is non-refundable and non-transferable if you later change your mind. Also, if you select a lab and then don’t attend, you may keep someone else who wanted to attend from doing so.

Seats in labs are reserved on a first come first serve basis. Register early to insure placement in the labs of your choice.

The following are the labs and workshop(s) that will be offered in 2017:

  • Avian Necropsy
  • Avian Orthopedics
  • Avian Physical Exam
  • Large Bird Bandaging
  • Mammal Physical Exam
  • Songbird Bandaging & Splinting
  • Sub-Q Fluid Lab
  • Turtle Shell Repair
  • Cage Building Workshop

Banquet: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7:30pm – Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree Valley
The cost is included in the registration fee if registered by January 13th. The banquet is not automatically included and must be selected during registration.

Ice-Breaker: Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00pm – Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley
Light hors d’oeuvres are provided.

Raffle: Raffle items are on display throughout the day on Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at the registration desk. The drawing is held on Saturday at 5:30 pm.

Location & Lodging
The symposium will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Dr. in Raleigh, NC. A special discounted rate is available for WRNC attendees at the Hampton Inn.  Specify that you are attending the WRNC Symposium. Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Symposium Rate: $94 single (king), $104 double per night (2 queen beds). Hot breakfast is included.
Hampton Inn &Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley
3920 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27612
Tel: 1-919-881-7080
Fax: 1-919-881-2022

Hotel Reservation Link Coming Soon

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing by seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.

No live animals (pets or wildlife) are allowed in the college buildings during the WRNC Symposium, except by advance written permission.Anyone found in violation of this policy will be asked to leave the symposium immediately, with no refund of monies paid.

Saturday, January 21st

Beginner Sessions (B) - Intermediate/General Sessions (I) - Advanced Sessions (A)
** topics approved for Vet/Vet Tech CE * topics approved for Vet Tech CE

  C-121 Anatomy Lab North Theater South Theater D-239 Green Commons D-235
7:00 - 8:30 Registration N/A
8:30 - 9:20 Avian Physical Exam Lab* Beginner Expectation - Eyes Wide Open* (B) NC Permit Rule Changes** (A) N/A Cage Building Workshop (Pre-registration required) (I) N/A
9:30 - 10:20 Observations* (I) Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine** (A) N/A N/A
10:20 - 10:40 Break N/A
10:40 - 11:30 Turtle Shell Repair Lab** Rehabbing Squirrels* (B) Avian Anatomy** (A)
Mammal Assessment and Treatment* (I) N/A
11:40 - 12:30 Zoonoses* (B) Avian Orthopedics** (A) N/A
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:20 Avian Necropsy Lab** Fluid Therapy* (B) Is that a Bird? A Mammal? An Insect?* (I) N/A Avian Orthopedics Lab**
2:30 - 3:20 Groundhogs* (I) Initial Assessment & Care of Reptiles and Amphibians* (I) N/A
3:20 - 3:40 Break
3:40 - 4:30 Songbird Bandaging Lab** Handling Wildlife Calls* (B) Raptor Case Studies** (A) Cottontail Rehabilitation* (I)
4:40 - 5:30 Fundraising (I) Caring for Adult Mammals in Captivity* (I) Mammal Roundtable* (I) N/A
5:30 - 6:30 Raffle and Silent Auction
7:30 Banquet (Hampton Inn)

Sunday, January 22nd

Beginner Sessions (B) - Intermediate/General Sessions (I) - Advanced Sessions (A)
** topics approved for Vet/Vet Tech CE * topics approved for Vet Tech CE

  Anatomy Lab North Theater South Theater D-239 Green Commons
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:20 Mammal Physical Exam Lab* Rehabbing White-tailed Deer** (A) Aging a Barred Owl** (A) N/A Cage Building Workshop (Pre-registration required)
9:30 - 10:20 N/A Advanced Neonatal Care** (A) Creating Wildlife Habitat* (I)
10:20 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:30 Large Bird Bandaging Lab** Care of Chimney Swifts* (I) Wound Management** (A) Basic Medical for Beginners* (B)
11:40 - 12:30 Armadillos* (I) Triage/Emergency Response** (A) Quick Response Codes in Wildlife Sanctuary Husbandry (I) N/A
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:20 Subcutaneous Fluid Lab* Unlawful Reptile Trade** (A) Bird ID and Diets* (I) Rehabilitating Orphaned Opossums* (B) N/A
2:30 - 3:20 Compassion Fatigue* (I) What's Wrong for Wrens is Right for Robins* (I) N/A N/A
3:20 - 3:40 End of Conference
The general registration fee is $80 for registrations made by January 6 and $90 after January 6; labs will be extra. A place at the banquet is not reserved for those registering after January 13. Your 2017 membership is included in the registration fee.

Online registration requires payment by credit card only and will be open through Friday, January 13th. We accept Visa, American Express, or Mastercard.
Registration is closed.