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The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife. Since 1982, the Wildlife Center has treated more than 70,000 wild animals, representing more than 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. shared the lessons learned from these cases with some 1.5 million school-children and adults across Virginia. trained a corps of wildlife medicine practitioners, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Edward Clark is the president and founder. Since the late 1970s, Ed Clark has been a national leader in the field of conservation. His involvement has ranged from wilderness designation and public land management to pesticide regulation and endangered species protection. Raised in Flint Hill, Virginia, Ed received a B.A. in history and political science from Bridgewater College.Those who have benefited from the professional training programs offered by the Center may now be found on the cutting-edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world. The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a teaching hospital, with the mission of teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment. The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a teaching hospital and offers a variety of hands-on training opportunities in veterinary medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, and education. The goal of the veterinary department is to advance the mission of the Wildlife Center by providing professional medical care to injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals, with the goal of returning them to their natural environment. Wildlife rehabilitation is the process of rescuing, raising, and arranging for the veterinary medical care of orphaned and injured wild animals, with a goal of releasing them back to their natural habitats. The goal of the Center’s outreach department is to teach the general public, both in-person and online, about wildlife and to share the stories and mission of the Wildlife Center. The outreach department presents hundreds of programs each year in schools and libraries across Virginia and at the Center; the team also presents dozens of online classes through the Center’s Critter Cam and moderated discussion. The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that depends primarily upon private donations for its programs and services.