We are excited to announce that the IWRC will be holding its Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Class in Courtenay, British Columbia on November 4-5, 2017. The class will be taught by Christina Carrieres, CVT, CWR and hosted by the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (aka MARS Wildlife Rescue Center). 

The class will be held at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort, and rooms will be available at a special group rate for class participants.

This is a two day course that includes a lab and exam on the second day. Successfully passing the course earns a certificate of completion that is approved for 15 hours of RACE approved CE.

Course Description:

A two-day introductory course with lecture topics that include: intro to wildlife rehab, basic anatomy and physiology, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, fluid therapy, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.

Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach

An indispensable resource for all rehabilitators of any experience, this newly published book from IWRC is included in the price of the two-day class, along with Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitators.

Includes a half-day lab

to practice techniques in: gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint,intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. (Full course earns 15 Continuing Education Credits)


Where: Mount Washington Alpine Resort – Courtenay, BC

When: November 4– 5, 2017

Cost:  IWRC Members $205* Non-members $260 *

*Price varies with book option. All in USD.

To register for the course visit  https://theiwrc.org/product/basic-wildlife-rehabilitation-course

For questions regarding the class, registration, or the IWRC please contact katie@theiwrc.org

For questions regarding local information and MARS Wildlife please contact Allison Morrrison at allison.morrison@marswildliferescue.com