To keep yourself and your staff healthy, and to stop disease from spreading through the animals that you care for, good hygiene protocols and zoonosis prevention needs to be in place. Knowing your risks and understanding how to reduce those risks is critical for all wildlife rehabilitators.
This short course only takes about two hours to complete, but it may be the most valuable two hours that you spend.
Cleaning and Disinfecting in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Zoonotic Diseases Common in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Disinfecting and Product Use
Creating a Zoonosis Protection Plan
A certificate for 4 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course
Would you like FULL-ACCESS to ALL of our courses, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE?
Peggy publishes several new courses each year, and you can have access to all of the courses when they are published.
Why do we make this offer?
We offer these classes to save animals — Not to make money!
One of Red Creek Wildlife Center’s missions is to help other’s become wildlife rehabilitators. It is through these students that we can help save even more animals than just those who are admitted to our center. These courses are essential for new wildlife rehabilitators, and those studying to become a wildlife rehabilitator.
We can’t offer these courses for free because they cost us so much to produce, but we do try to keep our prices reasonable. We understand that wildlife rehabilitators often donate their time and pay for their own supplies. They can’t afford massive prices.
But we also want to be sure that those enrolling in our courses are committed and value the education. Once someone makes the investment of enrolling in full-access, we want to help them as much as we possibly can in the future. We do this by including all of our courses produced by Red Creek in the future without ever charging again. No yearly fees, no hidden surprises.
How long is this membership good? As long as Peggy is producing classes – AND SHE HAS NO PLANS OF EVER RETIRING!
Peggy Hentz, Red Creek’s Founder, has been rehabilitating wildlife since receiving her first permits in 1991. In 2013, she turned over the daily animal care at Red Creek to a younger generation of wildlife rehabilitators and embraced educating future rehabilitators.
Beginning in Pennsylvania, Peggy conducted weekend classes at Red Creek and developed the “Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation Series.” She also developed Pennsylvania’s certification program for Wildlife Capture and Transport and for rehabilitators who seek approval to treat Threatened and Endangered Species.
It was an immense passion that drove Peggy to rehabilitate wildlife and create Red Creek Wildlife Center. Today, that same passion is focused on creating new educational opportunities for you, and anyone who wishes to save wildlife, do it well, and lawfully.
Have you purchased individual classes already?
Sign up for FULL-ACCESS and get credit for the courses you’ve already paid for. We refund your past enrollment fees to your PayPal account once you are enrolled, and we’ve confirmed your past enrollment!
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Cottontail bunnies are the most frequent animal patients in many wildlife rehabilitation centers.
The developmental time from birth to weaning for bunnies is very short, and cottontails require fewer resources in time, space, and equipment than other baby mammal species. The high mortality rate, however, creates stress and frustration for the rehabilitator causing many rehabilitation centers to refuse bunnies or limit their intake.
Over two decades, Red Creek has developed protocols designed not only to duplicate what the bunny receives from the mother and the environment but also eliminating factors they would not normally be exposed to in nature.
In this course, the student will learn not only our protocols, but understand the reasons behind the methods so adjustments can be made in individual cases.
A written exam will be given at the end of class. A passing score is 80% . Students successfully passing the final exam receive a certificate for 12 hours of wildlife rehabilitation education.
Understanding the Nest
Testing the Nest
Identifying True Emergencies
Stress in Cottontails
Stabilization and the Cursory Exam
Understanding Fluid Replacement Therapy
PH Balance Effect of Dehydration
Rehydration – How Much to Give
Rehydration – Administration Routes
Making a Neonatal Incubator
Understanding the Juvenile Cottontail’s Digestive System
Neonatal Care – Substrate and Stimulation
Neonatal Care – Feeding Protocols
Preventing Metabolic Bone Disease
Weaning – Food Choices
Tularemia and Pox Virus
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Creating a Zoonosis Protocol
A certificate for 12 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course