Upcoming AZVT Annual Conference…

Registration is still open for the 43rd Annual Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians Conference taking place in Corpus Christi, TX from October 7-11, 2023. The conference, which includes a virtual attendance option, will be jointly hosted by Texas A&M University – Kingsville and the Texas State Aquarium. For more information, visit azvt.org or email conference@azvt.org.

Veterinarian Needed

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are seeking a veterinarian, licensed in Oregon, to facilitate the administration of chemically immobilizing drugs. Tribal staff have attended the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Chemical Immobilization training and are certified to administer the drugs. Previously operating under the license of a veterinarian that has since retired, a locked safe is still located on the premises. Staff on site have extensive experience in the logging and reporting of drug administration. Current needs include BAM for the corral capture and collaring of elk, as well as Telazol or BAM for the capture and collaring of wolves. Please contact Camille Brooks at camille.brooks@ctwsbnr.org or (541) 553-2029.

The North Carolina Wildlife Medicine Symposium is coming up!

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Friday, July 28, 2023
Banner Elk, North Carolina

Wildlife will show up, whether you’re ready or not! Why not be ready? The North Carolina Wildlife Medicine Symposium is designed to enhance care techniques for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and staff to best assist injured and orphaned wildlife patients that may come through their doors. Speakers are seasoned experts in the fields of avian, exotic, zoo, and wildlife medicine. Lecture topics include tips for the general practitioner, anesthesia 101, bandaging of common injuries, and zoonotic diseases that wildlife often carry, including a rabies update in North Carolina.  Several cases studies will also be included. Seven (7.0) hours of RACE-approved continuing education are provided for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, but anyone interested in wildlife medicine is welcome to register. Lunch is included.

Earn seven hours of RACE-approved continuing education credit while learning from expert practitioners!  

Student workshop offered prior to upcoming WDA annual conference…

The Wildlife Disease Association and University of Georgia are co-sponsoring a student workshop prior to the 71st Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association. The workshop, titled A Journey Beyond Your Wildlife Career, will run from Wednesday, July 26th through Friday, July 28th. The cost, which includes meals and accommodation, is $200 for WDA members and $235 for non-members. Click here for more details and a registration link. A registration form can also be found here.

TWS Annual Conference News!

The Wildlife Society’s 30th Annual Conference will be held in Louisville, KY from November 5-9, 2023.

To those considering submitting an abstract, the call for proposals will be closing on March 10, 2023.

TWS’ Wildlife Disease Working Group is also planning to award funding for student travel. If you’re a student interested in participating in this year’s conference, please stay tuned for updates regarding submission guidelines to the WDWG!

Racial Equity & Environmentalism Workshop hosted by Colorado Chapter of TWS…

The Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness Committee will be hosting a virtual Racial Equity & Environmentalism Workshop on October 13, 2022 at 4PM Mountain Time.  The workshop will be led by August Ball, Founder and CEO of Cream City Conservation & Consulting.

  • Learn how environmental racism is
    perpetuated, especially in conservation,
    sustainability, and policy.
  • Develop skills to have productive,
    meaningful conversations to solve
    complex issues of systemic racism.
  • Challenge your own relationship with
    race on many levels.

Click here to register.

Student Mentors Needed for Upcoming WDA Conference!

The Student Committee for the 2022 International Wildlife Disease Association Conference is seeking mentors! If you are a wildlife professional planning to attend the conference in Madison next month, please consider participating to help students learn about the variety of wildlife careers that are out there. The student-mentor mixer is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30-6:30pm. For more details, click here.