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Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association


ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

KATIE FALLON

NICOLE HAFER LIPSTREU

DR. GARY RIGGS, DVM

BONNIE GULAS-WROBLEWSKI 

VANESSA SHANOWER

BARBARA RAY

JUDITH VAUGHN

Award winning writer, professor and co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc. Katie is the author of Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird and Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird. Her work and life is grounded in naturalism and conservation.  

Environmental Specialist for ODOT, professor of Environmental Science at Zane State College and longtime wildlife rehabilitator.  Topic by popular demand...Box Turtles!  Nicole will discuss proper rehabilitation husbandry, shell fracture repair considerations and more.  Stay tuned!

Co-founder of WILD4Ever, former director of veterinary medicine at Akron Zoological Park and conservationist.  Dr. Riggs specializes in domestic, exotic, and wild animals.  His conservation work in Cambodia to promote the welfare of a rare white-wing wood duck is nothing short of amazing.  Dr. Riggs also wrote the first informational paper on Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in Ohio, which he will be discussing in November.  Make sure to listen in!

PhD student, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.  Bonnie is a wildlife rehabilitator with a research focus on wildlife disease ecology, epidemiology of arthropod-borne zoonosis and conservation medicine.  Listen to her talk on her favorite mammal - the skunk!

Hibernation During Rehabilitation: Reptiles and bats. This presentation will go over tips, tricks, and tools to successfully create artificial hibernaculums for both bats and turtles in your care this winter season

Join Barbara as she separates fact from fiction regarding COVID in our wildlife patients. Recent Mink studies play a crucial role in understanding how rehabilitators must stay informed and safe while they treat patients.

Resilience in Rehab: Discover how to recognize compassion fatigue in not only others but in yourself as well. Listen as Judith discusses resiliency tools, self help and support.




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