NEWC Wildlife Rehabilitation Methods Course

Expert preparation to help wildlife in your community

There are so many animals in need of care, NEWC welcomes the help of permitted wildlife rehabilitators who can help wildlife recover from sickness and injury.

We offer NEWC Wildlife Rehabilitation Methods twice a year to help people interested in becoming a permitted wildlife rehabilitator prepare for the Massachusetts State Wildlife Rehabilitators exam.  The exam is offered free to everyone who participates in our course and will be proctored at NEWC.

The course is 10 sessions and all sessions take place at NEWC’s Thomas E. Curtis Education Center and Wildlife Hospital, located at 500 Columbian Street, in South Weymouth.

The cost of the course is $400 and must be paid in full prior to or on the date of the first session.  How do I pay?

The course is limited to 25 students and is on a first come, first serve basis.  A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot.

Upcoming sessions

Fall 2017
September 11 – November 20 (no class on Columbus Day, October 9)
10 sessions, Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost:
$400, must be paid in full prior to or on the night of September 11
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For more information about registering and paying for the course, contact Joan Campbell at joan.campbell@newildlife.org.

What Will I Learn in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Methods Course?

NEWC Wildlife Rehabilitation Methods teaches you the information you need to successfully care for and release animals back into the wild.

NEWC’s expert instructors will focus on the material covered by the Massachusetts wildlife rehabilitation examination, including:

  • Natural history
  • Medical techniques
  • Nutrition
  • Ethics
  • Housing and husbandry
  • Release criteria
  • Euthanasia
  • Wound care
  • Feeding

This course features classroom and hands-on instruction to more fully prepare you for wildlife rehabilitation.

This course does not provide you with a permit to conduct wildlife rehabilitation.  Those permits are administered by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in accordance with 321 CMR 2.13 and by the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife.

At the end of each session, the State of Massachusetts will administer the wildlife rehabilitation examination at NEWC.

What Is the Cost of this Course?

The cost of the NEWC Wildlife Rehabilitation Methods Course is $400 and must be paid in full prior to or on the date of the first session.  The state exam is free for all students of the course.

A non-refundable $100 deposit will hold your place in this course. The class is limited to 25 students and is on a first come, first serve basis.

You can pay by:

  • Check. Please make your check out to New England Wildlife Center with “Rehab Course” in the memo line. You can drop off or mail the check to 500 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190.
  • Credit Card. Payment can be made over the phone by calling our front desk at (781) 682-4878.
  • Cash. DO NOT MAIL CASH!  Please bring to the Center at 500 Columbian Street, S. Weymouth, MA  02190.

If you have further questions about registering or paying for the course, contact Joan Campbell at joan.campbell@newildlife.org

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