"Before the Rehabilitator Arrives: How to Stabilize Emergency Wildlife Patients"

Webinar Presented by Renata Schneider, DVM, and Lynn Miller, PhD, CWR

Wednesday, October 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

This webinar is approved for RACE CE credits. Registration is FREE for HSVMA members. 


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Does your clinic receive calls about injured or orphaned wildlife? Or do clients walk in the door with a wild animal they've found asking what to do? Management of wildlife cases should be left to licensed rehabilitators for legal and medical reasons. However, veterinarians and their staff can and should be trained to stabilize wildlife before the patient can be transferred to the appropriate facility.

This presentation will instruct practitioners in the following:

  • Basic safe handling of wildlife including recognizing the dangers of various species of animals and understanding zoonotic risks.
  • How to humanely administer euthanasia to various species when necessary (rather than waiting for the rehabilitator).
  • Basic overview of the most common medical interventions required to stabilize wildlife including how to rehydrate various species effectively, how to recognize common injuries and diseases, and how to respond appropriately.
  • Overview of what drugs can be used to manage pain and infection.

All HSVMA webinars are FREE for HSVMA members. This webinar is approved for RACE CE credits.



Renata Schneider, DVM

Dr. Renata Schneider is Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at the South Florida Wildlife Center. She oversees all stages of patient care, from nursery to outdoor rehab habitats. She is a regular speaker at professional conferences. She also makes frequent appearances at veterinary schools under the auspices of HSVMA. She has published papers in several journals on wildlife and exotic animal medicine. Schneider collaborates with the South Florida Audubon Society, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on wildlife and rehabilitation issues. Dr. Schneider also runs Exotic Veterinary Services. She graduated from University of Montreal in 2002. 



Lynn Miller, Phd, CWR
Dr. Lynn Miller has a graduate degree in ecotoxicology and her Ph.D. in environmental toxicology. Miller turns to biological data to help drive the planning and management of patient care. She is Wildlife Education Director at the South Florida Wildlife Center. She reviews research publications and translates them into science-based rehabilitative care for a wide range of species; she develops and provides education programs and encourages the integration of wildlife rehab into the One Health paradigm.




This program (237-34377) has been approved to offer a total of 1.50 CE Credits (1.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.50 max) through the AAVSB RACE program.