Thursday, February 15, 2007

New director for The Raptor Center

Julia Ponder, DVM, recently became executive director of The Raptor Center at The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in Minneapolis/St. Paul. If you're a BirdChick fan, then you're familiar with her volunteer work at The Raptor Center.

I'm rather jealous that Dr. Ponder gets to do things like look into a Bald Eagle's eye. How cool is that?

This might be a comprehensive list of raptor rehabilitation programs. Do you know of or volunteer for one that isn't on the list? Then suggest an addition to the list.

In case you're not a fan of raptors, that list appears within the larger context of wildlife rehab programs. Volunteer opportunities abound!

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Blogger birdchick said...

Hey! Thanks for the note for TRC! Julie used to be one of my customers at the bird store. I remember when her family first came to Minnesota from Texas and the day she told me that she was going to start volunteering in the clinic to keep her vet skills sharp. Now she is in charge--she's wonderful and I'm so excited to have her at the helm.

When she told me about getting the job, we both sat in her office for a minute marveling at all the strange and wonderful turns life can take.

February 15, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger janet said...

Vermont Institute of Natural Science has offers raptor rehabilitation. They have a good education program too. We visited there this summer and were very impressed.

February 16, 2007 2:46 PM  

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