Wildlife Course for Veterinary Professionals

This wildlife course is for veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, veterinary students and student veterinary nurses. The course is usually delivered on site at Secret World Wildlife Rescue with a practical component, but sadly due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently unable to do that. Instead, the course will be run over two sessions on Zoom.

The first part of the course will cover legal and ethical considerations when treating British wildlife casualties, triage, first aid and emergency care of neonates. The second part will cover primary care of common conditions in birds and in mammals, with expanded talks on hedgehogs and badgers, as well as extra time spent on those areas of the course usually delivered in practical sessions.

The course is led by Liz Mullineaux, Scientific Advisor to SWWR and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Wildlife Medicine (Mammalian), who has over 20 years of experience in this area.

In order to avoid an excessive amount of Zoom in one session, the course will be split over two dates:

Part 1: Sunday 11th April 10am to 2pm

Part 2: Sunday 18th April 10am to 2pm

It is NOT possible to register for just one part of the course. Those unable to attend both dates will be able to ‘catch up’ on a Zoom recording which will be available for 1wk after the course date.

Course delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance and access to a Dropbox of useful electronic British wildlife resources. Delegates will also be eligible for £10 off our new SWWR book for wildlife rehabilitators, ‘An Introduction to wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release’, available in the spring. There will also be a special offer on BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties for those registering for this course, in the form of a discount code to claim £10 off the print or digital versions of the manual.

Delegates must be registered veterinary surgeons or registered veterinary nurses, or students registered for qualifications in those subjects. Proof of registration may be requested. We would recommend Wildlife Course 3, which contains similar information, for those who are not veterinary professionals.

The course ticket price is as follows:
Vet CPD: Wildlife Rehab and Release: £125.00

Payment is non-refundable, alternative dates can be offered

Wildlife Course 4

3Adult Learning during COVID-19

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We are happy to share this knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn more about wildlife and caring for wild animals. We also offer professional courses for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Our Wildlife Courses are suitable for anyone, of any standard or experience, who has an interest in wildlife. In order to ensure the best experience for all delegates we ask that everyone attends Course 1 before booking on to courses 2, 3 or 4.

Our courses are normally run on site as four one-day courses and include a practical component. At the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our courses in the normal manner and instead will deliver them virtually in late 2020 and early 2021 as four half-day events. It will be possible to view these either live or recorded by registered delegates. We hope those attending the courses online will also be able to attend a practical session to support their learning once restrictions are lifted – we will send out an invite to these and there will be a charge of £60 (or concessionary rates) for the whole day. Those attending all four online courses and the practical day will receive the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release and a badge. As an extra incentive, those attending any of the online courses will also receive a voucher for £10 off the SWWR ‘Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation’ book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Explore your passion for wildlife, check out the dates and course details below and book your place today.

Course 4

  • Wildlife rehabilitation and release
  • Release of adult casualties
  • Soft release techniques and site surveys
  • Catching up, release and post release monitoring
  • Question and answer sessions.

Course also includes; course handouts (will be emailed after the course), invite to course practical day (charges apply), voucher for £10 off the SWWR Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Course tutor(s): Jamie Kingscott (Release Manager SWWR) and Dan Bryant / Sarah Tingvoll (Section Leaders SWWR)

Dates: 28th March 2021

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £35 (SWWR volunteers and students £25)

Wildlife Course 3

Adult Learning during COVID-19

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We are happy to share this knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn more about wildlife and caring for wild animals. We also offer professional courses for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Our Wildlife Courses are suitable for anyone, of any standard or experience, who has an interest in wildlife. Those attending all four courses receive the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release and a badge. In order to ensure the best experience for all delegates we ask that everyone attends Course 1 before booking on to courses 2, 3 or 4.

Our courses are normally run on site as four one-day courses and include a practical component. At the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our courses in the normal manner and instead will deliver them virtually in late 2020 and early 2021 as four half-day events. It will be possible to view these either live or recorded by registered delegates. We hope those attending the courses online will also be able to attend a practical session to support their learning once restrictions are lifted – we will send out an invite to these and there will be a charge of £60 (or concessionary rates) for the whole day. As an extra incentive, those attending any of the online courses will also receive a voucher for £10 off the SWWR ‘Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation’ book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Explore your passion for wildlife, check out the dates and course details below and book your place today.

Course 3

  • Assessment and examination
  • Triage and euthanasia
  • Medical treatments
  • First aid
  • Wound care and bandaging
  • Question and answer sessions.

Course also includes; course handouts (will be emailed after the course), invite to course practical day (charges apply), voucher for £10 off the SWWR Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Course tutor: Dr Liz Mullineaux MRCVS (Scientific Advisor SWWR)

Date: 6th March 2021

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £35 (SWWR volunteers and students £25)

Wildlife Course 1

Adult Learning during COVID-19

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We are happy to share this knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn more about wildlife and caring for wild animals. We also offer professional courses for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Our Wildlife Courses are suitable for anyone, of any standard or experience, who has an interest in wildlife. In order to ensure the best experience for all delegates we ask that everyone attends Course 1 before booking on to courses 2, 3 or 4.

Our courses are normally run on site as four one-day courses and include a practical component. At the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our courses in the normal manner and instead will deliver them virtually in late 2020 and early 2021 as four half-day events. It will be possible to view these either live or recorded by registered delegates. We hope those attending the courses online will also be able to attend a practical session to support their learning once restrictions are lifted – we will send out an invite to these and there will be a charge of £60 (or concessionary rates) for the whole day. Those attending all four online courses and the practical day will receive the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release and a badge. As an extra incentive, those attending any of the online courses will also receive a voucher for £10 off the SWWR ‘Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation’ book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Explore your passion for wildlife, check out the dates and course details below and book your place today.

 

Course 1

  • Ethical considerations when treating wildlife
  • Health & Safety: your own and your responsibility to others
  • Wildlife rescue techniques and equipment
  • Cleanliness, hygiene and biosecurity
  • Question and answer sessions.

Course also includes; course handouts (will be emailed after the course), invite to course practical day (charges apply), voucher for £10 off the SWWR Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Course tutor(s): Dan Bryant and Sarah Tingvoll (Section Leaders SWWR)

Date: 20th February 2021

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £35 (SWWR volunteers and students £25)

Wildlife Course 2 – SOLD OUT

17:00pmAdult Learning during COVID-19

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We are happy to share this knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn more about wildlife and caring for wild animals. We also offer professional courses for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Our Wildlife Courses are suitable for anyone, of any standard or experience, who has an interest in wildlife. In order to ensure the best experience for all delegates we ask that everyone attends Course 1 before booking on to courses 2, 3 or 4.

Our courses are normally run on site as four one-day courses and include a practical component. At the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our courses in the normal manner and instead will deliver them virtually in late 2020 and early 2021 as four half-day events. It will be possible to view these either live or recorded by registered delegates. We hope those attending the courses online will also be able to attend a practical session to support their learning once restrictions are lifted – we will send out an invite to these and there will be a charge of £60 (or concessionary rates) for the whole day. Those attending all four online courses and the practical day will receive the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release and a badge. As an extra incentive, those attending any of the online courses will also receive a voucher for £10 off the SWWR ‘Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation’ book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Explore your passion for wildlife, check out the dates and course details below and book your place today.

 

Course 2

  • Record keeping and legal considerations
  • Care of neonatal and juvenile (‘orphan’) birds
  • Care of neonatal and juvenile (‘orphan’) mammals
  • Care of adult birds
  • Care of adult mammals
  • Question and answer sessions.

Course also includes; course handouts (will be emailed after the course), invite to course practical day (charges apply), voucher for £10 off the SWWR Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Course tutors: Pauline Kidner (Founder SWWR) and Laura Benfield (Head of Animal Care SWWR)

Date: 7th Feb 2021

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £35 (SWWR volunteers and students £25)

Wildlife Course 1 – SOLD OUT

Adult Learning during COVID-19

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We are happy to share this knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn more about wildlife and caring for wild animals. We also offer professional courses for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Our Wildlife Courses are suitable for anyone, of any standard or experience, who has an interest in wildlife. In order to ensure the best experience for all delegates we ask that everyone attends Course 1 before booking on to courses 2, 3 or 4.

Our courses are normally run on site as four one-day courses and include a practical component. At the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our courses in the normal manner and instead will deliver them virtually in late 2020 and early 2021 as four half-day events. It will be possible to view these either live or recorded by registered delegates. We hope those attending the courses online will also be able to attend a practical session to support their learning once restrictions are lifted – we will send out an invite to these and there will be a charge of £60 (or concessionary rates) for the whole day. Those attending all four online courses and the practical day will receive the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release and a badge. As an extra incentive, those attending any of the online courses will also receive a voucher for £10 off the SWWR ‘Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation’ book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Explore your passion for wildlife, check out the dates and course details below and book your place today.

 

Course 1

  • Ethical considerations when treating wildlife
  • Health & Safety: your own and your responsibility to others
  • Wildlife rescue techniques and equipment
  • Cleanliness, hygiene and biosecurity
  • Question and answer sessions.

Course also includes; course handouts (will be emailed after the course), invite to course practical day (charges apply), voucher for £10 off the SWWR Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Course tutor(s): Dan Bryant and Sarah Tingvoll (Section Leaders SWWR)

Date: 16th January 2021

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £35 (SWWR volunteers and students £25)

Book signing

Our patron Martin Hughes-Games will be at our Pop-up Charity Shop signing copies of his book ‘A Wild Life’

Buy the book on our website and have it delivered to the shop ready for signing. Or, buy one on the day at the shop. £8.99 per copy
www.secretworld.org/shop/a-wild-life-by-martin-hughes-games

 

Wildlife Course 1 – SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Please visit the link below to go to the next course 1:

https://www.secretworld.org/event/wildlife-course-1-5

 

Adult Learning during COVID-19

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We are happy to share this knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn more about wildlife and caring for wild animals. We also offer professional courses for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Our Wildlife Courses are suitable for anyone, of any standard or experience, who has an interest in wildlife. Those attending all four courses receive the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release and a badge. In order to ensure the best experience for all delegates we ask that everyone attends Course 1 before booking on to courses 2, 3 or 4.

Our courses are normally run on site as four one-day courses and include a practical component. At the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our courses in the normal manner and instead will deliver them virtually in late 2020 and early 2021 as four half-day events. It will be possible to view these either live or recorded by registered delegates. We hope those attending the courses online will also be able to attend a practical session to support their learning once restrictions are lifted – we will send out an invite to these and there will be a charge of £60 (or concessionary rates) for the whole day. Those attending all four online courses and the practical day will receive the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release and a badge. As an extra incentive, those attending any of the online courses will also receive a voucher for £10 off the SWWR ‘Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation’ book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Explore your passion for wildlife, check out the dates and course details below and book your place today.

 

Course 1

  • Ethical considerations when treating wildlife
  • Health & Safety: your own and your responsibility to others
  • Wildlife rescue techniques and equipment
  • Cleanliness, hygiene and biosecurity
  • Question and answer sessions.

Course also includes; course handouts (will be emailed after the course), invite to course practical day (charges apply), voucher for £10 off the SWWR Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation book due to be published in the spring (one voucher redeemable per book purchased).

Course tutor(s): Dan Bryant and Sarah Tingvoll (Section Leaders SWWR)

Date: 5th December 2020

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £35 (SWWR volunteers and students £25)

SWWR Autumn raffle – win £500!

Entries close at midnight on Monday 30th November

Following the success of our Spring raffle, we’re back with an even better selection of prizes. We’re currently raising funds to build a brand new wildlife treatment centre at our site in Somerset, and all of the money we raise from this raffle* will be put towards this. The new building will make a huge difference to how we work and be a huge benefit to the animals in our care, as well as our amazing staff and volunteers.
Good luck everyone, and don’t forget to share with your friends! Tickets are on sale until midnight on November 30th, and the winners will be drawn and notified shortly after. Our hosts Raffall are on hand to answer any questions about how their site works, and we will be in touch with all of the winners to arrange delivery or collection of prizes.

* £500 prize and platform fee of 10% will be deducted from our total ticket sales.

You can enter the raffle here: https://raffall.com/132315/enter-raffle-to-win-500-plus-prizes-for-animal-lovers-hosted-by-secret-world-wildlife-rescue

Good luck!

1st prize:

£500 or a stunning fox painting

The winner of our first prize has the choice between receiving this beautiful fox painting, or £500 in cash!

The painting was donated to us by wildlife artist and friend of the charity Bernadette Marbrow. It measures approximately 40cm x 40cm and is framed, so it’s ready to be displayed and enjoyed! You can see more of Bernadette’s work on her website: www.bernadettemarbrow.com

Runners-up prizes:

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Badger Adoption Pack (usually £36)

One of our very popular wildlife adoption packs! A symbolic Badger adoption, our favourite species and definitely the one we are best known for.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Fox Adoption Pack (usually £36)

One of our very popular wildlife adoption packs! A symbolic Fox adoption, a much-loved species that is synonymous with the British countryside.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Hedgehog Adoption Pack (usually £36)

One of our very popular wildlife adoption packs! A symbolic Hedgehog adoption, an iconic species that so many people love caring for in their gardens.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Owl Adoption Pack (usually £36)

One of our very popular wildlife adoption packs! A symbolic Owl adoption, enjoyed throughout the country and famous for its night-time hunting abilities.

Friend of Secret World Wildlife Rescue ‘Silver’ Membership (usually £180)

An annual Silver membership to our Secret World Wildlife Rescue Circle of Friends. Join other supporters who are helping us save British wildlife and enjoy lots of benefits.