How You Can Help!
Your generosity and support are vital to continuing the important work done at Tufts Wildlife Clinic. To donate, please click the button below. Once you are on the giving form, choose “Wildlife Program” under the “Select Area.” Thank you for your generosity in supporting wildlife!
Tufts Wildlife Clinic has been designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the regional facility for the care of federally threatened and endangered species. By enjoying a close working relationship with regional wildlife rehabilitators, biologists, zoos, aquaria, animal control officers and state and federal wildlife agencies, the Clinic affords the very best care for its area wildlife.
The clinical research conducted at Tufts Wildlife Clinic provides an invaluable benefit to students of the Clinic and the greater New England community-at-large. Investigation of wildlife diseases helps improve the lives of wild and domestic animals, humans, and environment they share.
The Clinic provides rich learning opportunities for veterinary students to understand disease transmission between wildlife and people. The Clinic's large caseload allows veterinary students hands-on access to help treat birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles common to the Northeast. Students play an important role in the treatment and release of the animals as they learn to apply their clinical skills to real-life situations. A point of pride for Cummings School, Tufts Wildlife Clinic’s well-established faculty provide soon-to-be veterinarians an introduction to Wildlife Medicine and surgery while igniting a passion for those with interest in Wildlife medicine as a potential a career path.
Local Wildlife Rehabilitators rely on the medical and surgical experience of veterinarians. Through pairing education with wildlife clinical training, Tufts Wildlife Clinic provides students with skills that include positioning animals correctly for proper diagnostic tests, bandaging and wing wrap techniques, euthanasia, physical therapy, examinations, hematology testing, fixing a turtle shell, proper handling and restraint procedures, and radiographic interpretation.