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    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 16
    Register
    Animal Behavior

    In this workshop, Lara will go in-depth in helping attendees understand animal behavior, where to begin training and picking the right candidate for training animals in exhibits and hands-on training for education materials. She will be showing videos of working with numerous different species of exotic animals with an array of backgrounds. Lara works with numerous species of exotic animals in zoos and wildlife education and will pick species of animals to help those in the education area of wildlife.

    Instructor: Lara Joseph

    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. 
    • 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 $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred


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

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 32
    Register
    owlsCase Management

    In this workshop, attendees will work in pairs to solve wildlife cases in a step-by-step manner. Reference materials will be available in the classroom to make the experience as realistic as possible and wrong answers will add days to your animal's time in rehab! So, work together do your research, and get these animals back to the wild as soon as you can. Cases will be ranked as easy, moderate, or challenging to offer learning opportunities for all skill levels.

    Instructor: Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen

    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. 
    • 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 $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred


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

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    • 141
    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 educational classes and will feature topics ranging from animal care to raising funding

    Kicking off our conference will be our to be announced keynote speaker. 

    The Annual Banquet will feature great food, cash bar, and lots of socializing and fun. The Evening Banquet will feature guest speaker, Nikki Smith, Curator of North America at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Learn about the behavior and conservation of the North American Black Bear and their impact on Ohio! The annual raffle and silent auction will take place during the evening.  

    Featured veterinarians include:

    Dr. Gary Riggs

    Dr. Emily Velez

    Dr. Diana Huang

    Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen

    Dr. Priscilla Joyner


    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

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

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    • 34
    Register

    BatPRE-CONFERENCE RABIES VECTOR SPECIES TRAINING


    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

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    • 60
    Register

    INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION WORKSHOP

    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 & 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
    • 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).


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

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    Register

    29th Annual Conference T-Shirt

    It's official! We have an amazing 29th Annual Conference T-Shirt just for you. To reserve your shirt, "Register" now!

    Proceeds from T-Shirt Sales will go towards off-setting the cost of the conference and operations costs for the OWRA. Your support truly makes a difference! 

    Price

    Small - XL: $15.00

    XXL: $16.00

    To guarantee your size, pre-order your t-shirt by October 21st. Remaining shirts will be available at the conference on a first come, first serve basis.

    *For multiple shirts, make sure to register "guests" with their own information and sizes.

    *T-shirts can be picked up during the conference (November 4th-6th) at the Marriott Columbus Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin Oh. Shipping is not available.

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    Register

    soupPRE-CONFERENCE LUNCH

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

    Please note: If you have registered for Introduction to Wildlife Training or the Rabies Vector Species Workshop, lunch is already provided. This optional lunch is for half-day workshops only.


    Soup and Baked Potato Bar: 25$

    Enjoy a crisp garden salad with assorted dressings, sweet rolls, grilled chicken breast, barbacoa beef, Idaho bakers with a vast assortment of toppings and delicious tomato basil bisque. For those with a sweet tooth, mini cheesecakes, pecan bites and freshly brewed coffee and teas will be available!

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 27
    Register
    NUTRITION

    This workshop is a blend of 75% lecture with 25% hands-on immersion in nutrition! Learn about essential vitamins and minerals, colostrum and infant needs, kcal calculations and how to read a basic food label; followed by 30 min of hands-on for kcal calculation problem set, gavage feeding then a review of basic fluid therapy. Learn about fluid calculations, SQ/PO administration (+/-IO for any attending veterinarians), emaciation and refeeding syndrome and commonly encountered nutritional problems in wildlife!

    Instructor: Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen

    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. 
    • 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 $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred


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

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 15
    Register
    WILDLIFE ER MANAGEMENT

    Join Dr. Riggs and Dr. Velez as they team up to discuss triage and determining prognosis of wildlife species. This workshop will include various forms of wound treatments and bandaging techniques as well as a hands-on bandaging lab.

    Instructors: Dr. Gary Riggs and Dr. Emily Velez

    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. 
    • 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 $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred


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

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