You can see and hear the enthusiam in the way the people of WCV feel about this organization. They are never too busy to answer a question and the same question over and over again. Right now Dr. Dave is helping with the Richmond eaglets whose parents seem too have given up feeding them. Many laughs and tears reading their blog.
Where does one begin.....I discovered WCV through the rockstars. What a journey, one that the staff have embraced with gust and great planning, they have kept us a worldwide audience in the palm of their hands, through their love for wildlife and embracing the thousands of people who discovered them through the rockstars they have changed the way people view wildlife, they are educational, always ready to answer questions and more specifically TEACH us, this will have an impact on wildlife for generations to come worldwide, I am learning about animals I have never seen, their repoire with people from all over the world is outstanding, they take the time to talk to everyone not just people who will benefit them financially, they feel like family and I so very glad to have been a part in raising funds through voting to ensure that wildlife is given the best opportunity there is. They are all AWESOME
I can not say enough about such dedicated and wonderful people. I have learned so much about wildlife, how to handle a computer when having problems and just enjoying everyone. I wish I could personally meet each and everyone. My dream someday is to visit the center. The care and understanding everyone has of people and wildlife. You are all wonderful in my book. I feel honored to be able to get on the site everyday. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to working and caring for all the wild life you have saved, and released.
WCV are a very deserving organization for the wild life in their area. They also have been teaching the world, who are watching, about wildlife's needs and how to be better in our dealings with them in the wild. They are the best!!!
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, also known as WCV, is a phenomenal, caring, educational animal hospital known throughout the world for its expertize and willingness to cater to the wild animal/bird kingdom, and its human followers. A hugely worthy organization. I have learned so very much about our creatures sharing this earth with us, and use the knowledge in my daily life in so many different ways in hope of making life better.
I started watching the WCV cam when the Norfolk eaglets arrived after their mother was killed by an airplane. I now watch everyday and have learned so much about wildlife, their care and how each one of us can help. Ths staff is wonderful and have made the center the best in this country. I now know how important is the way we live our lives . Our foolishness does hurt wildlife and the Center is the reason I now live my life more wildlife friendly.
WCV is the most remarkable site I have ever been on. The entire staff is so professional, caring, and is also very in tune with their fans. Not enough can be said about WCV, they are just #1 in my book and I am sure in a lot of other books too.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia entered my life last April 2011 when they welcomed the three eaglets from NBG and nurtured them so they could be released back to the wild. My life has been changed; my outlook on wildlife has been expanded and I know I'm a better person because of it. They do such amazing work for any animal that happens to come their way needing help. I've learned so much and have shared my knowledge with anyone who will listen (and sometimes even with those who don't!) It's been a wonderful educational experience; one that I know will continue. I am so grateful for this whole experience. I can't imagine my day not starting without checking in with the WCV.
It is truly difficult to capture in words the impact the Wildlife Center of Virginia has, as each day adds another piece to a truly compelling puzzle held together by the compassion, care, dedication and outreach that the center provides for and on behalf of wildlife.
Perhaps what I have embraced the most about the center is recognizing that what they are providing is more than an opportunity to witness things via the internet and from home. It's about always having an open and willing mind that is receptive of the lessons they are trying to instill every day. Whether it be the dangers of lead being used in ammunition, the damage that is done when an animal becomes too comfortable with human contact, or how an action so small as tossing an apple core from a car window, can place the life of an animal in jeopardy.
Moreover it is the foundation upon which individuals can choose to become involved with and incorporate wildlife into their own lives. To that end it is because of the staff at Wildlife Center of Virginia that I have set my education goals towards becoming a communicator and advocate for wildlife. I want to make a difference and to ensure that wildlife which exists today is able to thrive and be protected for many years to come. As well as ensure that the lessons I’ve learned continue to be shared with new audiences. Thus far the pursuit of this has been fostered by the Wildlife Center of Virginia through continued support with my studies while at university, be it help with my course work, expanding on materials or granting an alternative perspective. They have also helped me to make connections within my own community which have allowed for hands on volunteer experience, and a network of opportunities opening that I never thought possible.
Each day it is a sincere privilege to be a part of the online audience which is benefiting from the education and outreach the Wildlife Center of Virginia provides. It is a pleasure to write this review on their behalf as the difference they continue to make in my life is truly extraordinary.
I have known about the Wildlife Center of Virginia and the wonderful work they do for over 20 years, since I took a screech owl to them for treatment. The people are passionate, dedicated and well trained. I've been to a couple of their open houses and they are fun and very informative. I wish I could afford to contribute more to their extremely worthy cause.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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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.
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.