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

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-112 (South Theater) C-120 (North Theater) C-121 (Anatomy Lab) D-236 D-239 Hallway
8:00AM - 8:50AM Meet the Woodchuck: Rehabbing Considerations* (I) - Lynn Oliver Introduction to RVS* (I) - Toni O'Neil Introduction to Rehabilitation (B) - Kathy Lillard Beak Anomalies* (I) - Betty O'Leary Bat House Building Workshop - Mathias Engelmann
9:00AM - 9:50AM Captive Rearing & Rehabilitation of Striped Stunks* (I) - Elisa Fosco Introduction to RVS* (I) - Toni O'Neil (repeated) Basic Medical Terminology for Beginners** (B) - Melisse Hopping RVS and Vets** (A) - Dr. Joni Shimp
9:50AM - 10:10AM Break
10:10AM - 11:00AM RVS, the Disease & Vaccinations** (A) - Dr. Carl Williams Compassion Fatigue** (A) - Rebecca Maher Mammal Physical Exam Lab* (B) - Susan Jones Release Criteria for Birds** (I) - Maureen Eiger Release Protocols for Small Mammals* (I) - Cindy Bailey & Linda Veraldi
11:10AM - 12:00PM Eyes and Eye Injuries in Raptors** (A) - Dr. David Scott Environmental Enrichment in a Rehab Setting* (I) - Vicki Windham
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:50PM Rabies Species Regulations** (A) - Daron Barnes Zoonotic Potential and Disease Control** (I) - Dr. Anna Allen Large Bird Bandaging Lab** (A) - Dr. David Scott Where to Release Songbirds* (I) - Maureen Eiger Medical Math for Small Mammal Rehabbing* (B) - Ann Rogers & Victoria Benson
2:00PM - 2:50PM Here Be Dragons* (I) - Vicki Windham Kindergarten for Wood Ducks* (I) - Linda Bowen Working with Your Vet (B) - Nina Fischesser
2:50PM - 3:10PM Break
3:10PM - 4:00PM Raccoon Rehab* (I) - Barbara Ray Bobcat Rehab* (I) - Traci Keller Avian Necropsy Lab** (A) - Dr. David Scott Rehabbing Opossums 101* (B) - Kelsey Gaylor
4:10PM - 5:00PM Rehabbing Opossums 201* (I) - Kelsey Gaylor
5:00PM - 6:15PM Raffle in Green Commons
6:30PM - 9:30PM Banquet at 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-112 (South Theater) C-120 (North Theater C-121 (Anatomy Lab) D-236 D-239 Hallway
8:30AM - 9:20AM Raccoon Rehab (continued)* (I) - Barbara Ray Captive Rearing of Eastern Cottontail Rabbits* (I) - Elisa Fosco Avian Physical Exam Lab* (I) - Betty O'Leary Rehabilitating Squirrels 101* (B) - Cindy Bailey Rabies, the Disease & Vaccinations (replayed)** - Dr. Carl Williams Bat House Building Workshop - Mathias Engelmann
9:30AM - 10:20AM Amphibians** (A) - Dr. Ernesto Dominguez Rehabilitating Squirrels 201* (I) - Cindy Bailey
10:20AM - 10:40AM Break
10:40AM - 11:30AM Bat Rehab* (I) - Linda Bowen Captive Rearing & Rehabilitating of North American Foxes* (I) - Elisa Fosco Turtle Shell Repair Lab** (A) - Dr. Greg Lewbart Handling Wildlife Calls* (B) - Carla Johnson Bobcat Rehab (replayed)* - Traci Keller
11:40AM - 12:30PM Albinism in Humans and Wildlife: Myth vs. Truth* (I) - Lynn Oliver Observation: First Look at an Old Problem* (B) - Linda Ostrand
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch Break
1:30PM - 2:20PM Bat Rehab (continued)* (I) - Linda Bowen Handling and Restraint of Wildlife** (A) - Dr. Ernesto Dominguez Fluid Therapy Lecture* (I) - Taylor Gregory Feather Imping Lab* (I) - Betty O'Leary Captive Rearing & Rehabilitation of Striped Skunks (replayed)* - Elisa Fosco
2:30PM - 3:20PM Failure to Thrive in Small Mammals* (I) - Kelsey Gaylor Fluid Therapy Lab* (I) - Taylor Gregory

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.