Knowledge of the missions of Red Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. and how our missions fit in with the larger picture of wildlife conservation and protection of the public health.
Knowledge of the regulations, laws associated with wildlife rehabilitation.
Exposure to the operations of a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Learn how to properly care for rehabilitation animals.
How to deal with the public during stressful wildlife situations
How to feed baby wild animals
How to restrain birds of prey for treatment and exams
How to administer fluids to birds and mammals
How to complete a physical exam
How to identify Pennsylvania mammals and raptors and categorize non-raptor avian species
How to determine proper dosing for medications and fluids
Interns will also be exposed to learning about various diseases, nutritional information and understand zoological milk formulas.
2018 Intern Class Schedule (3:00 pm each date)
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 – Assignments + patient intake procedure
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 – Identifying Pennsylvania raptors
Thursday, June 21st, 2018 – Understanding fluid therapy
Thursday, July 28th, 2018 – Wildlife rehabilitation as a career
Interns will be responsible for
Cleaning enclosures and caging, which may include raking, sweeping and scrubbing.
Feeding and watering animals
Cleaning of the clinic and treatment areas.
Washing and disinfecting food and water bowls and caging.
Assisting staff with medical treatment and examinations of animals.
Identify potential health issues in animals and report these to staff.
Assist with intakes of new rehabilitation patients from the public including imputing information into a database.
Assist with handling and enrichment of education and foster animals.
Plus any additional chores needed to maintain animals and facilities
In addition, interns will be expected to complete all classroom assignments and online training in their own time (outside of the clinic environment).
Interns will also complete a term project of their own choosing (with guidance). The goals of the project should further the student’s educational goals as well as benefit Red Creek or future rehabilitation training.
Interns may be able to acquire rabies vaccinations through our facility at a reasonable price (when available)