Ohio 
Wildlife 
Rehabilitators 
Association

Upcoming events

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dubin, OH
    • 6
    Register
    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 29th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 30.

    This workshop covers microscopy basics: equipment capabilities and set-up, how to tune your scope to get the best images and information possible, basic care. Blood smears: blood sampling and techniques for preparing slides, blood cell ID, differential counts, recognizing hemoparasites and artifacts. Fecals: techniques for preparation; flotation and direct smears, ID of common fecal parasites. External parasites: techniques for sampling and preparing slides, ID of common external parasites. Hands on practice with microscopes and blood smears from various species (preparation of smears, staining and evaluating). Powerpoint images for parasite ID rather than physical slides Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion. This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Instructor: Dr. Julia Whittington, 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.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 26
    Register
    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 29th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 30.

    Join us to learn all about Ohio’s wonderful world of butterflies! This workshop will focus on the housing and care of butterflies, as well as how to prevent and deal with common illnesses such as OE in monarchs and parasitic wasps in black swallowtail butterflies. We will also learn about some basic ID for butterflies and moths, and tagging methods for monarch migration. Instructor: Heather Tuttle, Back to the Wild

    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.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 31
    Register

    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15-29.  Registration will be made public starting September 30.

    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: Kristen Beck & Laura Rusch

    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.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 37
    Register

    OWRA members receive PRIORITY registration September 15-29th.  Registration will be made public starting September 30.

    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


    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    Register

    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.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 28
    Register
    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 29th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 30.

    This workshop will cover common foot injuries as either complaint or secondary to being in captivity. Intervention and treatment dictated by several factors like nature of injury, species and patient’s temperament, foot anatomy and mode of ambulatory. A variety of species and techniques will be discussed. Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion. This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Instructor: Dr. Julia Whittington, DVM, Unversity of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

    Registration Information (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.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 22
    Register
    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 29th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 30.

    Protect you, your volunteers and the animals in your care by being knowledgeable about disease transmission. This workshop will cover fungal, parasitic, bacterial and viral mods of transportation, host species and what personal protection equipment (PPE) is right for you. Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion. Instructor: Dr. Lynn Dunlap, DVM, North Ridge Veterinary Hospital

     Registration Information (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.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 29
    Register
    OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 29th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 30.

    This workshop will cover common foot injuries as either complaint or secondary to being in captivity. Intervention and treatment dictated by several factors like nature of injury, species and patient’s temperament, foot anatomy and mode of ambulatory. A variety of species and techniques will be discussed. Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion. This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Instructor: Dr. Julia Whittington, DVM, Unversity of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

    Registration Information (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 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 174
    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 

    Kicking off our conference will be our Keynote Speaker, Al Parker, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation at Zane State College. Al has played an integral role in Ohio’s in several reintroductory programs of the 1980’s. Giving us “A Hope for Wings”, Al will share with us the natural history and recovery projects of the bald eagle, interspersed with personal comments on the peregrine falcon, osprey and barn owls.

    The Annual Banquet will feature great food, cash bar, and lots of socializing and fun. We are excited to welcome Jim McCormac, as he takes us on a “Romp through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna”, sharing with us more than thirty-one years of his experiences discovering Ohio’s beauty. The annual raffle and silent auction will take place during the evening.  

    Last, but not least, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Julia Whittington, 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: 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.

    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 27
    Register

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

    We are excited to welcome Jim McCormac, as he takes us on a “Romp through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna”, sharing with us more than thirty-one years of his experiences discovering Ohio’s beauty.

    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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