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Wildlife Rehabber

Northwoods Wildlife Center is seeking a full-time wildlife rehabilitator. 

Located in northern Wisconsin, surrounded by over a million acres of both national and state forest land, and thousands of freshwater lakes, rivers and streams, we are in a region that is home to an abundance of wildlife.

Northwoods Wildlife Center was incorporated in 1979, after Dr. Rory Foster and his wife Linda Foster provided care for a two day old injured fawn at their veterinarian clinic. The official opening date was June 19th, 1982, which made the Northwoods Wildlife Center one of the first wildlife hospitals in the Midwest. We currently rehabilitate between 500-600 orphaned, injured, and ill animals each year with the goal for release back to their habitat. We care for many species of native mammals, birds, and reptiles found throughout northern Wisconsin. 


Admit wildlife patients, perform triage, and conduct physical exams.

Perform daily animal care and husbandry including feeding, cleaning cages, and administering medications.

Work alongside veterinarians to develop and execute treatment plans for wildlife patients.

Complete care and treatment records in both physical and digital forms.

Supervise volunteers and interns in completion of animal care and clinic support tasks, assign duties and oversee projects. Ensure that protocols for infection/disease control are being followed by all.

Ensure that all animals are being handled in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety, including the training of staff/volunteers on safety procedures.

Ability to adapt to constantly changing situations, such as emergency transport/vet visits/injured animals/direct rescues.

Assist with releasing rehabilitated patients. 

Respond to emails and phone calls from the general public, offering accurate knowledge on wildlife issues, and providing exceptional customer service.

Assist in maintaining inventory and purchasing department supplies within budget guidelines.

On-call at nights on a rotating schedule

Perform after hours care of sick/injured/orphaned animals (heaviest workload from April-August).

Return calls on the after-hours emergency phone giving guidance to people regarding sick/injured/orphaned wild animals.

Provide input to animal care protocols and facility procedures.

Responsible for compliance with required state and federal reporting, procedures, including annual admission/disposition statistics, drug usage reporting, and any other directives issued by agencies governing the animal care activities.

Occasionally assist with public outreach and fundraising events.

Questions about the position can be emailed to or by calling 715-356-7400 and asking for Bryon Black.

To Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to