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Vet Visit/Inspection (Why Do We Ask For It)?


We also ask our Wildlife Care Badge applicants to have a Vet inspect their set up. We believe that this helps Rehabbers to build relationships with Vets.


When working in wildlife rehabilitation, having a good relationship with your Veterinarian is essential. Here are just a few reasons why:


**Animal health: ** As a Wildlife Rehabilitator, you are responsible for the health and well-being of the animals in your care. Your Vet can provide valuable guidance and expertise to help ensure that animals receive appropriate medical care and treatment.


**Diagnostic support: ** In many cases, it can be difficult to diagnose health issues in wildlife. Your Vet can provide diagnostic support, including lab tests and imaging such as x-rays, to help identify underlying health issues and develop appropriate treatment plans.


**Emergency care: ** Wildlife rehabilitation often involves emergency situations, such as injuries or illnesses that require immediate attention. Having a good relationship with your Vet can help ensure that you have access to emergency care when you need it.


**Legal compliance: ** Most of the medications used in wildlife rehabilitation are POM-V which means they must be prescribed by a Vet. This means that having a good relationship with your Vet is essential for legally obtaining medications for wildlife casualties.


By having a good relationship with your Veterinarian, you can provide the best possible care for wildlife in need.

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