Upcoming Courses at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute…

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation offers a range of professional and graduate training courses that would be directly relevant to wildlife veterinarians at many career levels. For example, in 2018 we are offering a Non-Invasive Techniques in Wildlife Endocrinology course, as well as a Practical Zoo Nutrition Management course that covers nutritional guidelines for a huge range of taxa. Click here for more information.

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association – Call for Papers!

The Ed Hiestand Memorial Scholarship is open to veterinary students interested in wildlife rehabilitation. Applicants must write a paper that covers any topic related to a veterinary aspect of wildlife rehabilitation and may consist of a review of literature, a personal case experience, or a research project. The winning student will be awarded free registration to NWRA’s 2018 Symposium, free attendance to the awards banquet, a $500 travel stipend, and will be required to give a 25-minute presentation at the symposium. The symposium will be held from February 27 through March 3, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. Abstracts are due by Friday, December 15, 2017 with the final paper due by Monday, January 15, 2018. Interested students can click here for additional information.