Our Work

This new patient is a short-eared owl with head and eye trauma. These beautiful owls migrate from the arctic tundra to spend the winter hunting mice in Virginia pastures. This male seems to be a little off course being found in a mall parking lot in Ashburn. Thank you Officer Kleptach from Loudoun County Animal Services for rescuing him and to Billy Adam Rios for transport. This owl is expected to make a full recovery. ...

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This red-tailed hawk was found on the ground with maggots eating the skin on her leg. Not all maggots are the good kind that eat only dead tissue. Some will secrete enzymes that digest healthy skin and that is what was happening to this hawk's leg. She was found in time to save her leg, but the reason the flies were on her was because she on the ground, too sick to fly. We are treating her illness too and hope she will be able to be released again soon. ...

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A recovered barred owl being released last night at a private event. This owl was very anxious to be free again in the beautiful woods behind Janine's and Scott's home.
Thank you so much for hosting this event to raise funds and supplies for the work of Wildlife Vet Care! And thank you to Cheryl Turner for this wonderful photo!
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This immature red-tailed hawk has recovered from West Nile Virus and is being released today. He was brought in 3 weeks ago after someone saw him fall out of a tree. West Nile virus is spread by mosquitoes and causes encephalitis. ...

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Everyone is grateful for the rain, including these reptiles who were crossing roads when they were run over. Reptiles are on the move this time of year searching for food to gain as much weight as possible in preparation for hibernation. Keep a look out for them because they are difficult to see with all the leaves on the roads. ...

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This new bald eagle patient looked like he was dead on arrival, but he was not. We're treating him for severe head injuries and shock. Thank you to Rosemarie Dorer for stopping to rescue him from the middle of the road and get him help as quickly as possible. ...

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Amazing flock behavior ...

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Injured painted turtle that was hit in the road. Thank you to Scott and Janine for rescuing him and taking a detour out of their busy day to get him to the hospital for fractured shell repair and antibiotics. The box they used is perfect! ...

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