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

  B-104 (Microscopes Lab) B-112 (South Theater) C-120 (North Theater) C-121 (Anatomy Lab) D-236 D-239
8:00am-8:30am Registration (CVM Main Building Lobby)
8:30am-9:20am Avian & Reptile Fecal Lab** (A) Homeopathy & Flower Essence in Wildlife** (A) Politics of Rehabilitation (A) Avian Physical Exam Lab* (I) Introduction to Rehabilitation (B) n/a
9:30am-10:20am Urban Black Bear Study** (A) Medications for Wildlife** (A) Virginia Opossums* (B)
10:20am-10:40am Break
10:40am-11:30am n/a WRC Proposed Changes Rehabilitation and Captivity Laws** (A) Raptor Trapping and Relocation* (I) Feather Imping Lab* (I) Handling Wildlife Calls* (B) Turtle Shell Repair Lab** (A)
11:40am-12:30pm Raptor Pesticide Study** (A) Operant Conditioning Lecture* (I) Metabolic Bone Disease in Wildlife** (A)
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (CVM Cafeteria)
1:30pm-2:20pm n/a WRC Proposed Changes Rehabilitation and Captivity Laws** (A) Bobcat Rehabilitation* (I) Avian Necropsy Lab** (A) Squirrel Rehabilitation* (B) Operant Conditioning Lab* (I)
2:30pm - 3:20pm Wildlife Radiology** (A) Emergency Reptile Care** (A)
3:20pm-3:40pm Break
3:40pm-4:30pm n/a Advance Zoonosis** (A) Illnesses and Ailments in Squirrels* (I) Beak Coping Lab* (I) Basic Medical Terminology for Beginners* (B) Creance Raptors on a Leash Lecture* (I)
5:00pm-6:15pm Raffle and Silent Auction
6:30pm Banquet (NC State University Club)

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

  B-104 (Microscope Lab) B-112 (South Theater) C-120 (North Theater C-121 (Anatomy Lab) D-236 Outside
8:00am-8:30am Registration (CVM Main Building Lobby)
8:30am-9:20am Wildlife Parasitology/Fecal Lab** (A) n/a Wound Management in Wildlife** (A) Mammal Physical Exam Lab* (B) n/a Creance Raptors on a Leash Lab* (I)
9:30am-10:20am Turtle Medicine & Surgery** (A) Handling and Restraint** (A) Humane Trapping of Wildlife* (I)
10:20am-10:40am Break
10:40am-11:30am n/a Amphibian Medicine & Rehabilitation** (A) White-tail Deer Rehabilitation** (A) Sub Q Fluid Therapy Lecture* (B) Tips & Tricks on Songbird Care* (I) Creance Raptors on a Leash Lab* (I)
11:40am-12:30pm n/a Groundhog Rehabilitation* (I) Sub Q Fluid Therapy Lab* (B) Pelicans* (I)
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (CVM Cafeteria)
1:30pm-2:20pm n/a USDA Rules** (A) Cottontail Rabbit Rehabilitation* (I) Mammal Necropsy Lab** (A) Wading Birds* (B) n/a
2:30pm-3:20pm NC Snakes** (A) All About Feathers* (I) Zoonosis Sanitation - Keeping it Clean* (B)
3:20pm 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.