This is an introductory course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education. It is an online hybrid course which means that it will have asynchronous sections and sections that will be completed with an instructor live via Zoom video. This class is also meant to be a flipped classroom experience. We challenge you to do your homework and readings before you begin your class. This will facilitate a richer learning experience in the online classroom.
In-person: Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating fluid therapy, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, and euthanasia criteria.
Asynchronous: initial care, identification, and physical examination, handling and physical restraint, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, and release criteria.
Lab topics (maybe online or in-person): gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. Lab procedures are performed on cadavers.