NEWC At a GLance

Founded: 1983

Green building: First-in-the-nation wildlife hospital and education center built to Leadership in Environment and Energy Design (LEED) specifications

Critical services: The ONLY wildlife veterinary hospital in Massachusetts that treats rabies vector species 

Number of wild animals who receive veterinary treatment and rehabilitative care since 1983: 120,000

Number of species NEWC can treat at our wildlife hospital and Odd Pet Vet: 400

Sampling of animal species: Raccoons, swans, opossums, squirrels, turtles, owls, snakes, hawks, foxes

Local non-profit organizations NEWC supports with affordable veterinary care for wildlife and exhibit animals:

  • Cape Wildlife Center
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
  • MSPCA Nevins Farm
  • Museum of Science Boston
  • South Shore Natural Science Center
  • Local school-based science and nature centers

Colleges and universities represented in our internship program: 120 colleges and universities from around the world

Sampling of colleges and universities:

  • Bucknell
  • Colby College
  • Massasoit Community College
  • MIT
  • Mt. Ida
  • Roxbury Community College
  • University of California
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Virginia
  • Tufts-Cummings Veterinary School

Number of prison inmate job training graduates: 50

Number of wildlife rehabilitators trained: 100

Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, 2016 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education: Turn of the Lights and Eat Your Peas, STEM education curriculum

STEM Educational Curricula:

  • Clear as Mud
  • Turn Out the Lights and Eat Your Peas
  • Get the Lead Out
  • Animal Care-Based Science
  • Real-Time Science: Through the Lens of the Student

Number of students served in our history: More than 25,000 and counting

Annual visitors to the Weezie Nature Center, treehouse, and trails: More than 2,500

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Jack BanagisNEWC At a Glance