Ohio 
Wildlife 
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Upcoming events

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 6
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    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 1 - 15th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 16.

    This lab will help you improve your physical exam skills and teach you relevant anatomy.  At the end you will feel more confident examining your intake animals and stabilizing them until you can get them to the vet.  We will walk through a case and cover physical exam, stabilization, and common physical exam abnormalities to watch out for.  We will also cover anatomy relevant to the rehabilitation of different species.  Learn things like why cottontails are harder to tube feed, why their digestion is so different, where nerves and vessels are in the limbs and how that relates to trauma, how to determine the location and severity of spinal cord damage, and much more.  This class will cover mammals only.  At the end of the lecture portion (3 hours) we will have an optional 1 hour necropsy lab to put your anatomy knowledge to use! This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Separate registration required.  Instructor: Dr. Lynn Dunlap, DVM, Born to be Wild, Wildlife Rescue  & Rehabilitation, Inc

     Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $20; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Pre-registration is preferred

    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 14
    Register

    OWRA members receive PRIORITY registration September 1-15th.  Registration will be made public starting September 16.

    The RVS class includes hands-on training for animal handling and restraint as well as hygiene and infectious agent transmission prevention.  Participants will learn and understand  the regulations regarding RVS treatment and release, the importance of pre-exposure vaccination and minimum standards for facilities to ensure proper quarantine and isolation capabilities.  We will also cover some aspects of keeping RVS in permanent education collections and preventive vaccination options.  Participants receive the RVS handbook which includes the current Health Department rabies  test submission forms, veterinary recommended vaccine protocols for rehabilitation and education mammals and contact lists for important agencies and vendors. 

    The Rabies Vector Species class meets the training requirements of ODW for Category II permit holders and sub-permits desiring to rehabilitate fox, skunk, bats and raccoons.  While these “RVS” species require special handling considerations due to the potential for rabies, this class emphasizes the need for awareness that ALL mammals can carry rabies.  The class will cover types of rabies, transmission, signs and differential diagnosis for the infectious diseases  and conditions we more commonly see such as distemper, parvo or baylis roundworm.


    Registration Information
    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops.
    • Registration fee includes manual, lunch and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration in order to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival, pre-registration preferred.
    • Lunch, manual, and certificate of completion are not guaranteed without pre-registration
    • Live animal demonstrations are not a part of this workshop, nor are live animals permitted at the workshop (with exception of service animals).

    If you need more information about this class, please contact education@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org


    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 13
    Register

    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 1-15.  Registration will be made public starting September 16.

    The IWR class covers wildlife rehabilitation regulations in Ohio, handling wildlife calls, neonatal care of orphaned wildlife, zoonotic diseases, stabilization, and transportation of Category 1 species (tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and Eastern Cottontail Rabbits). This class, or an equivalent, is required by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to apply for a Category 1 Rehabilitation Permit. Lunch is included in this workshop. Separate registration required. Instructor: Becky Crow

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation training without registering for the conference; separate registration required.
    • Registration fee includes manual, handouts, certificate of completion, and lunch
    • To receive the discounted rate of $35 when attending with conference both registrations must be submitted at the same time
    • Lunch is provided with this class (vegetarian option will be provided)
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
      • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion, manual, and lunch are not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration is preferred
    • Live animal demonstrations are not a part of this workshop, nor are live animals permitted at the workshop (with exception of service animals).

    If you need more informaton about the class, please email iwr@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org.

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
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    Soup, Salad & Sandwich Buffet

    Join us for lunch if you are taking one of the half-day workshops. Separate registration required.

    Lunch Menu: Soup du Jour, Harvest Salad, (Ohio Field Greens, Craisins, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Balsamic Vinaigrette), Albacore Tuna Salad and Tropical Chicken Salad served with miniature Croissants and Rolls, Cottage Cheese and Pasta Salad. 

     

    Please note: If you have registered for Introduction to Wildlife Training or the Rabies Vector Species Workshop lunch is provided and you do not need to re-register and pay for lunch. The optional lunch is for half-day workshops only.

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 0
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    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 1 - 15th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 16.

    Wound Management provides a systematic review of the physiology and treatment of the most common types of soft-tissue wounds seen in injured mammalian and avian species. Topics include wound assessment, wound types, antibiotic therapy, cleaning and topical agents, bandaging techniques and the physiology and stages of wound healing.  Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion.  This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Separate registration required. Instructor: Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $20; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Pre-registration is preferred

    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 160
    Register

    Join OWRA for this once a year opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills, network with other wildlife rehabilitators, and have fun in the process! Our conference will feature 27-hours of education, and will feature topics ranging from raptor rehab care considerations and Permit Q&A to reptile husbandry and humane solutions to living with wildlife. 

    Kicking off our conference will be our Keynote Speaker, Bob Bills, to help us examine the True Value of Wildlife Rehabilitation and discover the answer to “Why do we do that?”  This presentation will debunk this theory, examine the many benefits of wildlife rehabilitation, and explain why rehabilitators are in a unique position to have a significant impact on wildlife conservation.

    The Annual Banquet (included with your conference registration) will feature great food, cash bar, and lots of socializing and fun.  Our guest speaker will be the award winning naturalist, humorist and educator David Stokes.  David has been recognized by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and is an “Aldo Leopold” award winner.  Using songs, stories, audio-visual materials and audience participation we will take a comical look at Nature’s Music: Sounds in Nature.

    Last, but not least, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM will be returning as our featured veterinarian this year!  Click here for full list of our conference speakers and topics.

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Registration for the conference includes participation in concurrent sessions, certificate of completion and the following meals: appetizers at the Friday icebreaker reception, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast (vegetarian options are available)
    • Registrants pay the full registration fee whether or not they utilize all services or attend all sessions offered (registration fee only covers the cost of meals)
    • May attend the conference without attending pre-conference workshops. Separate registration required for all events.
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration in order to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1 - Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Children under 12 are discouraged; children under 18 must pay the student fee and be supervised by a paying adult
    • Walk-ins are accepted
      • Payment due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration preferred

    If you need more information about the annual conference, please email conference@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 29
    Register

    The Annual Banquet will feature great food, cash bar, and lots of socializing and fun.  

    Our guest speaker will be the award winning naturalist, humorist and educator David Stokes.  David has been recognized by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and is an “Aldo Leopold” award winner.  Using songs, stories, audio-visual materials and audience participation we will take a comical look at Nature’s Music: Sounds in Nature.

    The annual raffle and silent auction will take place during the evening.  

    Please note: The Saturday night banquet is included with the Annual Conference registration.  This option is for guest that are only attending our Saturday Night Conference Banquet.

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