Center for Wildlife

About Center for Wildlife

The Center for Wildlife is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and strengthen relationships between humans, wildlife and the environment resulting in a healthier, more sustainable community.

To this end, we focus on three goals:
1. Strengthen our community’s overall health through the interdisciplinary approach of conservation medicine**. ​
2. Expand community outreach and provide learning opportunities to educate and inspire people of all ages to value the connection between wildlife, human, and environmental health.
3. Achieve and advance a diverse and viable fundraising strategy, ensuring long-term financial sustainability to support the successful growth and continued demand for our work in the community.

**Conservation medicine within Center for Wildlife is defined as: Combining veterinary medicine and natural history to return local wildlife to their ecosystems, utilizing patient information to support conservation efforts, and contributing data to the study of health relationships at the wildlife, human, environmental junction.


Wildlife Care Intern

June 2022 - August 2022 Cape Neddick, ME
“I liked that I was able to get experience with different types of animals, which helped me to start thinking about which kinds I may be most interested in for future work. I was surprised by how approachable they made our clinic work to be. The new facilities are beautiful and pretty functional. I enjoyed working towards a common goal with the team. They were so lovely and I loved working alongside my interns and apprentices, as well as observing and learning from the staff. I think our daily meeting with everyone present was so important and helpful in keeping us all included and on the same page. Overall, it was a great hands-on way to get into animal care with a great community of support.”

Wildlife care intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Cape Neddick, ME
“I loved getting to work with animals and learn about their needs and troubles in the modern world. I also enjoyed getting to peek my head into the examination room and get a close up look at the animals we bring in.”
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