Progress and expansion into previously undisturbed areas have placed increased external pressures on wild animal populations, and the number of injured wildlife cases will rise as land within the south is developed.
With board-certified specialists available in many areas of veterinary medicine, clinicians at the Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana are uniquely positioned to deliver the utmost in care for wild animals.
Wildlife cases can be dropped off at the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Small Animal Clinic during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). We can accept wildlife cases between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., but no later than 10 p.m. We can also accept cases on weekends (prior to 10 p.m.).
The LSU Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana currently accepts more than 1,700 wild mammals, birds, and reptiles annually, with a 15% increase in case load anticipated each year. We do not charge a fee to the Good Samaritans who bring in these sick and injured animals. If you have a question about injured wildlife, please click here or contact us at (225) 578-9600.
Money donated towards the care of wildlife patients will help cover the cost of food, housing, and veterinary procedures and treatments provided during the animal’s stay at the WHL. The cost of care for each animal can vary greatly with the species and type of injury but ranges from $50 for the basic care of an orphan squirrel to over $3,000 for an orthopedic surgery in a Bald Eagle. Although the animals cannot speak for themselves, we assure you they are grateful for your contribution.
The Wildlife Hospital provides medical care for wildlife from private funds donated to the Wildlife Hospital. To find out how you can support our mission, please contact Tracy Evans, senior director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is to carry out conservation medicine by providing veterinary care for injured wildlife, conduct conservation research, and educate the public about wildlife conservation in the state of Louisiana.
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