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Wildlife Care Clinic


"We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may
begin to use it with love and respect"

- Aldo Leopold



Our Team Consists of:

Dr. Bianca Zaffarano

Sarah Blount

Undergraduate Students:

Lauren Darnold

Katelyn Schreiber

Adriana Negron

Andrea Moeller

Grisselle Ambert


Jessica Colvin

Sara Hofer




*We are experiencing technical difficulties receiving calls to our clinic phone. If you are unable to reach us using our number, please call the Small Animal Desk at 515-294-4900, and they will be able to transfer the call. Sorry for any inconvenience.

New changes! We will no longer be accepting non-emergency cases after business hours. Phone calls are still being taken. Expect to keep the animal overnight or transfer to a private rehabber. Until further notice, our weekend hours will now be 9am-1pm due to limited staffing.

*Please be sure to call the WCC before bringing in an animal to determine whether or not we can accept it. We do not accept drop-offs (any animal brought into the clinic without first contacting a staff member for information on the animal).

*Have you found a baby mammal? We will accept phone calls for any babies, however we suggest that they be taken to other rehabilitators. When other rehabilitators reach full capacity, we will begin accepting overflow. Due to limited resources, we are unable to directly accept all baby mammals. Thank you!


What We Do

Here at the Wildlife Care Clinic, we care for and treat many types of animals, including: bald eagles, hawks, owls, coyotes, river otters, minks, and white-tailed deer.

Approximately 75% of the patients admitted to the WCC suffer traumatic injuries related to human activity such as: car collisions, hunting and trapping accidents, power line electrocution, window collisions, and wire fencing.



Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm
Weekends from 9am-noon
We offer 24 hour emergency service

The Wildlife Care Clinic receives many emails, letters, and phone calls on wildlife issues. Unfortunately, a personal response cannot always be guaranteed. Please look closely at the Wildlife Fact Sheets to answer any questions.

For any questions or concerns that are unanswered please contact us.


Contact Us

Phone: (515) 294-4009

Email: wcc@iastate.edu

Our address is:
Wildlife Care Clinic
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

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