Raptor rehabilitation is the process of providing medical care and physiotherapy services to injured, sick, and orphaned wild birds of prey. In this six-week, online course, you will consider the scientific value of rehabilitation as well as the ethical considerations involved in caring for sick and injured wild birds. Course materials cover basic avian anatomy and physiology and provide you with current best practices for the first phase of raptor rehabilitation—patient stabilization. You will also receive instruction on safe handling methods, how to conduct a physical exam, the art of triage, and basic emergency care. The focus of the course is on raptors at post-fledging age through adulthood.
This course offers up to 9 continuing education credits, as certified by Minnesota’s Board of Veterinary Medicine.
There is a weekly live meeting via an online portal each Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. CT to approximately 8:30 p.m. CT. These presentations will be recorded for alternative viewing times. Cancellations up to 24 hours before the class start are eligible for a full refund.
About The Raptor Center
Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center admits around 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year in our clinic, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations.
An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation.
In addition, The Raptor Center reaches over 100,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.