At the Wildlife In Need Center (WINC) we strive to give our patients the best and most up-to-date care while they are with us. In order to do this we must always continue to research new techniques for wildlife rehabilitation. As things change and new protocols become better, we need to change our own protocols to keep our care top notch. WINC has a Research and Rehabilitation Committee (RRC) that consists of several people who meet during the fall, winter and spring months to help insure we have proper protocols in place and discuss ideas for research that WINC can participate in to further the field of wildlife rehabilitation.
The committee consists of WINC staff members, WINC board members, and veterinarians . Recently, we have been working on enhancing medical and animal care protocols. This has also included adding more diagnostic procedures and protocols as we recently secured a xray machine and small lab equipment. We also usually work with our seasonal summer interns to collect data for very small scale research projects to help the center improve our protocols.
The committee continues to brainstorm possible opportunities for the center to have more involvement in research to help the field of wildlife rehabilitation.