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Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association


Pre-Conference Workshop Information

All pre-conference work shops will be held on Friday, November 5th. With the exception of Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rabies Vector Species Training, workshops will NOT include lunch. To register for the Friday lunch, click HERE.

You do NOT have to attend the conference in order to attend pre-conference workshops. All workshops must be registered for separately from the conference and from each other. 

To register for any of the workshops below, click HERE


Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

This class covers wildlife rehabilitation regulations in Ohio, handling wildlife calls, neonatal care of orphaned wildlife, zoonotic dis- eases, stabilization and transportation of Category I 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 I Rehabilitation Permit. Registration fee includes manual, handouts, certificate of completion and lunch. Instructors: Kristen Beck and Becky Crow

This workshop INCLUDES LUNCH.

Rabies Vector Species Training (9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.)

This training encompasses current regulations, status of rabies in Ohio, special considerations in RVS rehabilitation, capture and restraint, exposure protocol, testing, species information and health considerations of raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats. This workshop, or equivalent, is required by Ohio Division of Wildlife in order to accept rabies vector species for rehabilitation. Registration fee includes manual, handouts, certificate of completion and lunch. This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Instructors : Barbara Ray & Judith Vaughn, CET

This workshop INCLUDES LUNCH. 



Gavage Feeding (3:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m.)

Not just for neonates! If you are new to gavage feeding or want to learn techniques on a new species or just refresh your skills, this is the lab for you! Join Vanessa and Kristi as they discuss protocols, animal handling, various types of feeding mechanisms, tips for the difficult patient, safety for both the patient and you. This lecture and lab will cover gavage feeding for avian, mammal and reptile. This class also covers adults when self-feeding is not appropriate. Instructors: Vanessa Shanower (Joseph and Helen Sommer Wildlife Conservation Center) and Kristi Krumlauf (Ohio Wildlife Center)

This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH. Lunch must be registered separately. Click HERE to register for pre-conference lunch.

Turtle Triage (1:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m.)

This two hour workshop will cover the basics of a physical examination, how to correctly bandage and the various techniques and materials used. Learn how to assess fractures, control bleeding and stabilize the patient, inject fluids and much, much more. A hands-on lab will follow lecture to allow you to practice wound management skills. Instructor: Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH. Lunch must be registered separately. Click HERE to register for pre-conference lunch.


Fluid Therapy (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

This workshop will cover the when, what, why and how of fluid therapy in avian, mammal and reptile species. When to consider fluid therapy, how to assess dehydration, what type of fluids to use, what route of administration and type of equipment is needed and how to use it, animal restraint and hands-on lab. Workshop approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Instructor: Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH. Lunch must be registered separately. Click HERE to register for pre-conference lunch.

Project WILD and Aquatic WILD (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Project Wild is a supplementary, environmental education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. This program helps educators facilitate environmental learning experiences for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Activities are designed to develop problem-solving skills and help young people gain knowledge of the world around them. Activities are endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association and National Council for Social Studies. Instructor: Jen Dennison, Division of Wildlife and Nicole Hafer-Lipstreu

This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH. Lunch must be registered separately. Click HERE to register for pre-conference lunch.



Wing Wrap (3:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Back by popular demand, Dr. Reich will walk students through the various types of professional wing wraps. Learn stabilization techniques as you advance through the multiple stages of wing wrapping. This workshop includes a practical lab following lecture. You will gain experience using small songbirds, raptors and waterfowl. Instructor: Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

    This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH. Lunch must be registered separately. Click HERE to register for pre-conference lunch.

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