Careers in the field of wildlife rehabilitation require a combination of formal education in a related discipline (e.g. veterinary medicine, biological and environmental sciences, animal welfare, ecology, conservation), technical skills, and hands-on experience. For a comprehensive look at wildlife rehabilitation as a career, download Wildlife Rehabilitation – Is It For You, developed by the International Wildlife Rehabilitiation Council (IWRC) and the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association.
WRNBC Member Facilities Job Postings
Registered Veterinary Technician at Wildlife Rescue Association (full-time) – posting open until filled
Wildlife Helpline & Admissions Assistant at Wildlife Rescue Association (full-time summer) – posting open until filled
Check back for updated employment opportunities.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships
An internship with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator is one of the best ways to gain hands-on experience in this specialized field, while networking with related professionals. The following WRNBC Member Facilities offer internship programs:
Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre – Salt Spring Island
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society – Courtenay
BCSPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (WildARC) – Victoria
Wildlife Rescue Association of BC (WRA) – Burnaby
Northern Lights Wildlife Society – Smithers
Most WRNBC facilities rely on the help of volunteers to maintain their animal care and education programs. Volunteers play an important role in a facility and can serve to feed and treat animals, clean and build cages, rescue and transport animals, maintain facilities,give educational talks and assist fundraising efforts. Find a wildlife rehabilitator in your area!
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Career Websites