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Wildlife Triage

Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic is also a triage center for wildlife.

Rabbit being held
Rabbit being held

Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic's most significant community commitment is the provision of voluntary veterinary care for local sick or injured wildlife. Between 300-400 wildlife cases are seen per year, at no charge, from throughout the Clarington and Durham regions. The clinic acts primarily as a triage center, and although some cases are euthanized for humane reasons, a large percentage are stabilized and then transferred to long-term rehabilitation centers. A number of wildlife juveniles are hand- raised and then rehabilitated back to the wild by the Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic team every year. All wildlife that arrives is examined by a veterinarian, and treatment protocols, x-rays, blood tests and fecal exams are provided as needed. Several very dedicated volunteer drivers help with the transportation of the wildlife to the long term care centers.

Although we provide the care to the injured wildlife we are always looking for volunteer drivers to take them to their long term rehabilitation facility. We deal primarily with Shades of Hope in Pefferlaw ON and Sandy Pines in Napanee ON.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver please contact the clinic..."Many Hands Make Light Work".