About Us

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

Veterinarian Belinda Burwell has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for 30 years.  She founded the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center hotline in 2000 to answer questions and offer help with wildlife emergencies, and then in 2004 opened the  BRWC wildlife rescue center.  In 2015, she opened Wildlife Veterinary Care to fill the need for wildlife rescue and stewardship in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.

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 1987 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.  In addition, she is a Virginia Master Naturalist and Instructor.

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

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