Dr. Julia Whittington, director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic, was a guest on WEIU’s The Paw Report. Learn more about success stories of animals that have been patients, Dr. Whittington, and the history of the clinic, which has spanned nearly 40 years.
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS — Spring means time for more newborn wild animals. That means people will bring them to the UI’s Wildlife Medical Clinic if they think they’re orphans, like these baby squirrels. Workers will treat the animals but say sometimes they don’t always need our help.
There’s a chance they weren’t even abandoned. To learn more, the clinic is holding a Wildlife Baby Shower. They’ll explain what to do when you find an orphaned animal. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Wildlife Baby Shower
Prairieland Feeds, Savoy
Saturday, April 4
11 am & 1 pm
A great horned owl was released yesterday after WMC volunteers treated a corneal ulcer in his left eye. Raptors rely on sight and sound to hunt, making vision in both eyes extremely important. Thankfully this owl made a full recovery and was able to take flight once again! See the release video below:
A little over three weeks into the treatment the eagle was ready to leave the Wildlife Medical Clinic. He was sent to a rehabilitation facility where he was tested for flight capability and hunting capability before finally, being released back into the wild.
The Wildlife Medical Clinic’s Walk was recently featured on the c i Living network! Check out the video here:
Take a “Walk on the Wild Side” in support of local wildlife and tomorrow’s veterinarians. You will have a chance to bid on adventure packages, animal encounters, and outstanding art including one-of-a-kind animal art! The Clinic’s own resident hawks and owls will be in attendance too! New to the program this year, we will have a Bird of Prey Program with a flight demonstration!