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  Home > Raptor Clinic > Training Opportunities > Classes/Workshops > Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop
 

Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop

Our dates for this workshop will be May 5 - 8, 2015. 

This four-day intensive workshop will provide rehabilitators and veterinarians with practical knowledge of the steps involved in raptor rehabilitation.  There is a limit of 20 registrants.  Registrants must be a currently licensed rehabilitator with a minimun of two (2) years rehabilitation experience OR a licensed veterinarian with a strong interest in rehabilitation.

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Highlights include:
 
  • A six session on-line preparatory course accompanies this workshop and must be completed prior to attending
  • Hands-on learning with our expert staff in our internationally renowned clinic
  • Participation in pre-release conditioning and assessment
  • Meet veterinarians Dr. Julia Ponder, Dr. Patrick Redig, and Dr. Michelle Willette
This workshop is four full days, with each day starting at 8:30am and ending at 5pm. Lunch is included each day. Please note special dietary restrictions when registering.
 
 
Workshop Topics
(subject to change)
 
Day 1, Tuesday, April 28
 
  • Avian anatomy and physiology/necropsy
  • TRC’s raptor handling protocols (hands-on)
  • Basic physical exam
  • Basic lab sampling and its importance
  • Triage and emergency care
 
Day 2, Wednesday, April 29
 
  • Bandaging/physical therapy (hands-on)
  • Fluid therapy
  • Common raptor injuries and diseases
  • Reconditioning – principles and practice
 
Day 3, Thursday, April 30
 
  • Medical care (hands-on)
  • Reconditioning (hands-on)
  • Housing
  • Diet
  • Captive management (foot, feather, and beak care)
 
Day 4, Friday, May 1
 
  • Medical care (hands-on)
  • Reconditioning (hands-on)
  • Pre-release assessment (flight evaluation, live training, etc)
  • Release planning (location, time of day, time of year)
  • Orphan care  
 
Cost: $750. Lunch for all four days is included in the registration fee. Please note in detail any dietary restrictions.
 
Lodging, transportation and evening meals are the responsibility of the participant. The conference hotel is the Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis.  There is a shuttle service to/from The Raptor Center, and from the lightrail to get to the airport and to Rosedale Shopping Center.  To make reservations, call 612-331-1900 or toll free 877-774-4315 as a direct line to the hotel.  Mention The Raptor Center Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop for the discounted rate of $92/night.  The website is www.ramadaplazampls.com
 
Registration
Fax: 612-625-5755
Online: www/cvm.umn.edu/VetMedCE
Phone: 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
 
 
Cancellations
If you cancel earlier than 10 days before the workshop, you will receive a refund, minus a $55 cancellation fee. If you cancel within 10 days of the workshop, you will receive a 50-percent refund. No refunds for failure to attend without notification.
 
For more information about the workshop, contact Lori Arent at 612-624-0762.

 


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