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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a hospital for native wildlife, teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment.

Programs: Veterinary Care of Native Wildlife; Conservation Education; International Conservation; Public Policy, Research, and Conservation Medicine

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WCV cares for sick and injured animals in a humane and professional way. But more than that they educate us through the use of their cams about wildlife and ecology. They use connections to schools to educate children as well as the adults who watch. The community of viewers is very supportive of each other and will spread the message of wildlife care everywhere. Very enjoyable and very educational at the same time. I really appreciate them.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wildlife Center is a teaching hospital that treats sick and injured wildlife. Since I was introduced to them in April 2011 I have learned so much. I have become so much more aware of the wildlife surrounding me. I have become a monthly contributor. Their objective is to heal and then release every patient that comes to them. They have established a program that gives the public updates on the progression of each patients care and rehab.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Virginia Wildlife Center is such a great place for injured animals of all kinds. Their staff is great and are very informative to those of us who are not professionals. They keep us informed and up to date on all the patients. Ed Clark the founder is a great person and loves his job. That in itself these days are a tribute to all that they do there.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wildlife Center's mission statement - "teaching others to care for and about the environment" says it all. Whether a high school student, your average adult, someone who cares deeply about wildlife and the environment, someone interested in becoming a wildlife rehabber or a world-class wildlife veterinarian student, the Wildlife Center has something to teach you. And they do it so well and happily, with a great sense of humor as an added bonus. It would be hard to find another organization as committed and passionate about what they do. Thank you Wildlife Center of Virginia for changing my life.

2 Sandra G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Founded in 1982, the Wildlife Center of Virginia has provided quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to more than 59,000 sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals. As a non-profit organization, the Center relies on the generosity of caring individuals. After an adult eagle was killed they rescued 3 eaglets, raised and released them. They added a camera to the facility, and have been teaching young and old alike about caring for all wildlife. Through their good work they have changed the lives of many humans as well as animals.

5 Frances4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have only recently become familiar with the Wildlife Center of Virginia, but find the things I have learned from them, via their fb page, their web cam and blog, to be things that are quickly becoming ingrained habits ,for the betterment of wildlife and their (thus our) environment. Their public outreach programs are excellent, involving you and educating you simulataneously, showing that you can make a difference in so many ways. These things spill over into every aspect of my life, causing me to want to become more actively concerned about our environment. They have truly added joy to my life, awareness to my actions, and have started what I hope will continue to be an everyday learning process about those creatures that inhabit the earth with us; that are so effected by our actions. The folks at the Wildlife Center of Virginia are dedicted, passionate about their work, accessable, and committed to their motto "educating others to care about wildlife". Kudos to their accomplishments, which considers the welfare of the animals first.

4 Martha11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had never heard about the Wildlife Center of Virginia till April 11. Been a fan for a year and I know more about wildlife than I ever knew for 50 plus years. The staff makes you always feel welcomed. Been the twice for the open house and have heard many calls the front desk took. All very POLITE and will to give you information in terms every day people can understand. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR VIRGINIA'S WILDLIFE!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has done so much for injured animals and birds. They are a non-profit facility whose main concern is the well being of the wildlife. The best staff, the best leaders, the best educators for this cause. They take the time not only to care for these animals but also to educate the public. I have learned so much from them.

Review from Guidestar

5 Darlene7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has to be way up there on the list. I live in California & learned of them when three eaglets had to be removed from a nest in Norfolk Botanical Garden because the female eagle had been killed with a accident with an airplane. The staff at WCV are remarkable in that they are always willing to take the time to explain what is happening with their patients. I am 68 years old & have learned more about wildlife from them in the last year then I have in the whole rest of my life. They do everything with professionalism, dedication, honesty & a sense of humor. Striving daily to improve the lives of their patients. Educating many classrooms through their "Critter Cam" & people like me through their outreach programs. Teaching us all to care about & care for wildlife. I will forever be grateful for them, what they do & what they are all about.

3 Susan91

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a world renouned teaching and Wildlife Rehabilitation center. By watching their "Critter Cam", I have learned more about wildlife in the last two years than I had in a lifetime. They always keep us informed of the patients' progress and also will give us the not so good news when it happens. We cheer for their victories and mourn their losses. They have taught me, as well as many others that things happen in nature (as well as in life) that we can't control. We must learn to accept it all--good or bad. I have also learned to be patient because Nature does what it does on its timetable. Not ours. Because of their philosophies and teachings, I have become a more knowledgable and grateful person.