About Us

Dr. Belinda Burwell with a hawk that she rehabilitated and released

Dr. Belinda Burwell has practiced emergency medicine for 17 years. She founded the Valley Emergency Veterinary Hospital in 1998 and the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in 2000. These were directly influenced by the need to fill wildlife rescue and stewardship in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.  She founded Wildlife Vet Care (WVC) in 2015.

Dr. Burwell is a graduate of Duke University with a B.S. in Zoology, and received her Veterinary Medical Degree from Tufts University. The majority of her study at these institutions was Zoo and Wildlife medicine. She has been rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife since 1988 and is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. She also serves on the Certified Wildlife Rehabillitator Examination Board and on the Advisory Board of the Animal Rescue Fund, a Virginia Master Naturalist and Instructor.

Dr. Belinda Burwell on release of rehabilitated bald eagle
Dr. Belinda Burwell on release of a rehabilitated bald eagle

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