Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), a non-profit hospital providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida, offers an externship for those interested in wildlife rehabilitation. CROW is a fully equipped wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center located on Sanibel Island that admits over 4000 patients a year including over 200 different species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The extern is supervised by a full-time staff veterinarian and participates in many aspects of the center's work including cleaning of compounds, diet preparation, orphan hand-rearing, animal handling, wildlife rescues and releases. Externs are invited to observe and participate in patient admittances, diagnostics, surgeries and necropsies as available. Most wildlife patients spend the majority of their rehabilitation time in outside enclosures so the student can expect to endure or enjoy southwest Florida weather depending on the time of year.
Externships are a minimum of six weeks in
length and shared housing will be provided on the CROW property. No
smoking and no companion animals allowed. Interested students should
call or email for an application.
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
P.O. Box 150
Sanibel, Florida 33957
Testimonial: Carolyn Greenberg
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