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
Wildlife Rehabilitator at BC SPCA Wild ARC (permanent, currently full-time hours) – Deadline March 15, 2017
Wildlife Helpline & Admissions Assistant at Wildlife Rescue Association (full-time summer) – posting open until filled
Wildlife Care 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