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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 Kolb

Undergraduate Students:

Jessica Colvin

Alex Courtney 

Kelsey Peterson

Kori Cotteleer

Katie Mueller

Sarah Kane


Morgan Young

Megan Primrose

Rachel McDonnell



*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, 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, river otters, minks, and fawn 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-11am
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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