About the Wildlife Hospital

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)  hospital is a fully equipped 4,800-square-foot state-of-the-art facility designed to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.  The objective is to provide the medical and rehabilitative treatment necessary to assure that recovered patients can be released back to the wild.

In 2015, CROW wildlife hospital cared for 3,646 patients with 1,200 of those being successfully released back to the wild.  CROW’s Hospital Director, Dr. Heather Barron, DVM, oversees the daily operations.

CROW’s reputation as a teaching hospital has attracted students from a vast number of veterinary schools in the country, as well as internationally.  Students work long hours and are very dedicated to learning how to care for the native and migratory species that CROW sees as patients. 

In 2015, CROW accepted 32 Extern students (6 to 12 weeks), 8 Fellows (intensive 6 months), three DVM Interns (1 year) and two Wildlife Care and Education Interns (9 months-1 year). Together, these students dedicated 31,845 hours of animal care.  Last year, 4 countries were represented including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Germany.

Top 10 species cared for in 2015:

Top 10 cities where patients came from in 2015:

Patients by taxonomic class in 2015: 


Reasons for patient admissions in 2015:  

Unknown Trauma 486
Fell from nest 430
Orphaned 380
Hit by car/window strike 328
Brevetoxicosis 305
Abducted/habitat destruction 288
Unknown 283
Exotic/invasive species 148
Systemic/infectious disease 133 
Cat/dog attack 109
Fishing hook/line 106
Predator attack 105
Misc. caused by humans   61
Misc. natural events    48
Electrocution   17
Human attack/gunshot   10
Distemper     7
Hit by boat     5
Toxicosis     2

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