Wildlife Emergencies

Before rescuing a wild animal, assess the situation and put your safety and the safely of others first.  Call a Wildlife Rehabilitator for advice.


Wildlife Veterinary Care: 540-664-9494



Blue Ridge Wildlife Center: 540-837-9000



You can also search for rehabilitators in your area from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website.


10 Things to Consider Before Adopting a New Pet


This booklet was written and designed by Michael Karchner, a third year veterinary student at Virginia Tech's Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Michael recently completed a public-corporate clerkship with Middleburg Humane Foundation through MHF's partnership with Virginia Tech. His field of study is small animals and exotics and will earn his DVM in 2023.