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Phone: 919.513.6421
Fax: 919.513.6689
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina

January 24 - 25, 2015


WRNC invites wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, technicians and associated wildlife professionals to attend its 13th annual symposium.  The symposium is being held at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine on January 24 - 25, 2015. Veterinary and Vet tech continuing education credit is being offered. More information including descriptions of the sessions, speaker and hotel information and the session schedule will be posted when they become available.  

Pre-registration fee: $80 - Registration after January 12 is $90

Registration Includes:

- Saturday Night Banquet (pre-registration required)


To cover the cost of supplies, there will be a $5 fee for each Workshop/Lab taken. You can select and pay for each lab when you register online. The lab fee is non-refundable.


Online registration is now closed.

*Online registration will close on January 16th at 5pm. There will be limited on-site registration as space allows.


Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing by seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.

Payment Policy

If option to pay by check is chosen, check must be received within 2 weeks of registration date and prior to beginning of program unless other arrangement have been made. Please include e-mail receipt or name of attendee and lab sessions (if applicable) with check so that payment can be properly applied.

Payable to: NCSU CVM

Mailed to: 
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine 
Office of Continuing Education 
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Location & Lodging

These courses will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Dr. in Raleigh, NC. A special discounted rate is offered for attendees at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley 3920 Arrow Drive, Raleigh. Please call (919) 881-7080 to book your reservation. Symposium Rate: $89 single (king bed), $96 double (2 dbl beds) per night. Hot breakfast is included. Specify that you are attending the WRNC Symposium.

Make Hotel Reservations 

Social Events


Meet your fellow rehabilitators at the IceBreaker Friday evening from 7-9 pm in the Hampton Inn & Suites. 
Light hors d'oeuvres are provided.


Enjoy great food and lots of fellowship at our catered banquet Saturday evening. The banquet is held at the Hampton Inn & Suites. It starts at 7:30 pm. The cost is included in your registration fee if you register by January 16 and select the banquet option on your registration. A place at the banquet is not guaranteed for those registering after January 16.


Raffle items are on display throughout the day on Saturday. 
Tickets may be purchased at the registration desk. 
The drawing is held on Saturday at 5:30 pm.

No live animals (pets or wildlife) are allowed in the college buildings during the WRNC Symposium, except by advance written permission.

Anyone found in violation of this policy will be asked to leave the symposium immediately, with no refund of monies paid.


Symposium Schedule

To view session descriptions, Click Here

Saturday Jan. 24, 2015

Advanced Track

(** topics approved for Vet/Vet Tech CE)

Intermediate/General Track

(* topics approved for Vet Tech CE)

Beginner Track

(* topics approved for Vet Tech CE) 

7:00am-8:30am Registration
South Theater North Theater D-236 D-239
8:30-9:20 Songbird Medicine & Critical Care (pre-req for songbird lab but anyone can attend lecture)** Engaging Habitat Design in a Captive Environment* Jump Starting Baby Turtles* Triage and Initial Care of Mammals*
9:30-10:20 Essentials of Avian Neurology ** Zoonotic Disease** Re-nesting Raptors* Working With Your Vet*
10:20-10:40 Break
South Theater Anatomy Lab North Theater   D-239
10:40-11:30 Opossum Surgery Using a Cellular Matrix Product** Songbird Bandaging / Splinting / Supportive Care Lab (MUST attend Songbird Med. lecture as pre-req)** Anything and Everything Squirrel*   Capture & Restraint of Small Mammals and Birds*
11:40-12:30 Metabolic Bone Disease**   Record Keeping*
12:30-1:30 Lunch (cafeteria)
South Theater Anatomy Lab North Theater   D-239
1:30-2:20 Raptor Nutrition - What to feed and How to Feed** Mammal Bandaging / Splinting Lab** What's Wrong for Wrens is Right for Robins*   Rehabilitating Orphaned Opossums*
2:30-3:20 Avian Pain Management** Internships in Wildlife Rehabilitation   Handling Wildlife Calls*
3:20-3:40 Break
South Theater Anatomy Lab North Theater   D-239
3:40-4:30 Fawn-Napped! Rehabilitating White Tailed Deer** Non-invasive Turtle Shell Repair Lab** Banding and Post-Release Survival*   Zoonoses*
4:40-5:30 Winging It** Cage Building for Raptors   Advanced Skills for Rehabilitating Orphaned and Injured Opossums*
5:30-6:30 Raffle & Silent Auction (@ CVM)
7:30pm Banquet (Hampton Inn)
Sunday   Jan. 25, 2015

Advanced Track

(** topics approved for Vet/Vet Tech CE)

Intermediate/General Track

(* topics approved for Vet Tech CE)

Beginner Track

(* topics approved for Vet Tech CE) 

8:00am-8:30am Registration
South Theater North Theater D-236 Anatomy Lab D239
8:30-9:20 It's What's for Dinner: preventing nutritional mismanagement ** Expect the Unexpected- Unique medical conditions with unique outcomes that presented to Cape Fear Raptor Center in 2014. ** Avian Physical Exam Lab* Creative Intermediate Housing and Caging for Young Mammals*
9:30-10:20 Wound Management in Wildlife** Husbandry of Turtles in Wildlife Rehabilitation*   Fluid Therapy*
10:20-10:40 Break
South Theater North Theater D-239 D-236 Anatomy Lab
10:40-11:30 Avian Orthopedics – How to Decide What Treatment is Needed** Emergency/Triage** Enrichment for Possums and Groundhogs*   Mammal Physical Exam Lab*
11:40-12:30 Raptor Case Studies** Launch, Grow a Wildlife Rehabilitation Non-Profit Avian Vision*
12:30-1:30 Lunch (cafeteria)
South Theater   North Theater D-239 Anatomy Lab
1:30-2:20 Turtle Medicine and Surgery**   Helping Orphaned Songbirds Learn Their Songs* Raptor ID* Subcutaneous Fluid Lab*
2:30-3:20   New Zealand Wildlife Rehab Rehabbing on a Shoestring Budget
3:20pm End of Conference
  Note: the schedule is subject to change

** Qualifies for Veterinarian and Vet Tech CE credit

* Qualifies for Vet Tech CE credit

Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina (WRNC) is a nonprofit, membership organization committed to sharing information and knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation for the benefit of native wildlife. WRNC's website is found at  The website provides veterinarians with a FAQ on wildlife, information on legalities for veterinarians, locating rehabilitators and continuing education.