AREPH is home to the Wildlife Health and Conservation Clinic. Established in 2007, the mission of the clinic is to:
- Provide medical and surgical care to wildlife
- Educate veterinary students, bioscience students, veterinarians, wildlife carers, government agencies and the public about wildlife
- Advance our understanding of wildlife and the processes that threaten wildlife through research.
The clinic treats sick and injured wildlife brought in by the general public and wildlife carers and was designed to house a broad spectrum of Australian species while minimizing their stress and preventing the transmission of disease.
AREPH works closely with registered wildlife groups such as the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) and the Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services (Sydney Wildlife).
Once medical treatment is performed and the animal recuperates, the animals are released directly back to their original home range.
If they require longer term rehabilitation they are cared for by trained wildlife volunteers until they are ready for release.
The Wildlife Health and Conservation Clinic has a strong research program which is focused on emerging diseases and their impact on wildlife, conservation of iconic Australian species, and improving the health of exotic pet animals.
To learn more visit the University of Sydney's wildlife conservation pages.
The Wildlife Health and Conservation Clinic relies on public donations to provide this important free service. Help us care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with a tax deductible (over $2) donation.
AREPH donation form (pdf)