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Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina

January 24 - 26, 2014


WRNC invites wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, technicians and associated wildlife professionals to attend its 12th annual symposium.  The symposium is being held at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount on January 24 - 26, 2014. 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 13 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 20th 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.

Hotel Accommodation

A special discounted rate is offered for attendees at the Hampton Inn .
Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.

Hampton Inn

530 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC  27804
1-252-937-4333 Fax 
Hampton Inn

Symposium Rate: $65.40 per night
Full hot buffet breakfast is included.
Specify that you are attending the WRNC Symposium.



Meet your fellow rehabilitators at the IceBreaker Friday evening from 7-9 pm in the Hampton Inn Cardinal Room. 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 Doubletree by Hilton in Rocky Mount. It starts at 7:30 pm. The cost is included in your registration fee if you register by January 19. A place at the banquet is not guaranteed for those registering after January 19.

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 5:45 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.



Saturday - Jan. 25, 2014

Sunday - Jan. 26, 2014

Saturday Jan. 25, 2014

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) 

7:15am-8:10am Registration
 Gardenia Room Jasmine Room Periwinkle Room
8:10-9:00 Emergency and Critical Care for Trauma Cases** Getting Your Federal Permit Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation
9:10-10:00 Wildlife Parasitology** Preventing Bird-Window Collisions Handling Wildlife Calls*
10:00-10:20 Break
Honeysuckle Room Gardenia Room Jasmine Room Periwinkle Room
10:20-11:10 Turtle Shell Repair Lab** Controlling a Disease Outbreak*
11:20-12:10 Songbird Rehab Dilemma* Falconry and Wildlife Rehabilitation** The Rehabilitation of Small Mammals*
12:10pm-1:30pm Lunch
Gardenia Room Honeysuckle Room Jasmine Room Periwinkle Room
1:30-2:20 The Team Approach to Handling Wildlife Patients**  Feather Imping Lab* Reptiles of North Carolina Rehabilitation of Opossums*
2:30-3:20 Lead Poisoning in Wild Birds** Squirrel Ailments*
3:20-3:40 Break
Gardenia Room Jasmine Room Honeysuckle Periwinkle Room
3:40-4:30 Treating Raptor Wounds and Injuries** Raising Mealworms Avian Physical Examination Lab* Fluid Therapy*
4:40-5:30 Raising Barn Owls from Egg to Release** Birds & Their Habitats Along the Crystal Coast Advanced Skills for Rehab of Orphaned and Injured Opossums*
5:30-6:30 Raffle & Silent Auction
7:30 Banquet 
Sunday   Jan. 26, 2014

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-8:20am Registration
Honeysuckle Room Gardenia Room Periwinkle Room
8:20-9:10 Mammal Bandaging/Splinting Lab** Rehab Case Studies*  Capture and Restraint of Small Mammals and Birds*
9:20-10:10 Zoonoses: If you can’t see them, are they there?*
10:10-10:30 Break
Gardenia Room Periwinkle Room Honeysuckle Room
10:30-11:20 Raptor Medicine Clinical Cases** The Rehabilitation of Flying Squirrels*   Mammal Physical Examination Lab*
11:30-12:20 Bloodwork: Why it is important and what it all means** Raising Otters*
12:20pm-1:40pm Lunch
Gardenia Room Periwinkle Room Honeysuckle Room
1:40-2:30 Producing Great Photography of Wildlife Yikes! I'm out of Feeder Insects!* SubQ Fluids*
2:40-3:30 Basic Cottontail Rehab*
3:30pm 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.