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Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

Rabies Vector Species (RVS) Training (pre-conference)

  • 04 Nov 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
  • 32


  • Grant recipient registration only
  • OWRA members receive discounted rates and early registration
  • Must present student ID on the day of the presentation



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

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