Wildlife Clinic


Formed in 1987, Wildlife Clinic at the Schuylkill Center is in operation to care for injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife native to southeastern Pennsylvania and to release them back into their natural habitat. At the clinic, medical treatment and temporary refuge are provided for native birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians in need. In fact, since the department’s creation, over 40,000 animals have been treated.

Operating the Wildlife Clinic is Rick Schubert, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation, who has over ten years of experience in the field. Joining him is Michele Wellard, Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator. The clinic is also supported by a large volunteer base, whose dedication is a critical part of treating patients.

If you find an animal in distress, check out our 'What Do I Do If...' page for what to do in some common scenarios or locate your nearest Wildlife Rehabilitator below. If you are in the Philadelphia region, call the SWRC as soon as possible. The Wildlife Clinic is the only fully-licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the care for animals in need is free.

Please note: it is illegal for the general public to try to rehabilitate or keep wild animals. Each animal has very specific and often complicated requirements that are best met by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

Other Local Wildlife Rehabilitation Services

Mercer County Wildlife Center in Lambertville, NJ, accepts all species
*It is unlawful to transport mammal species across state lines

The Aark in Chalfont, Bucks County accepts all species

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Newark, Delaware accepts all native bird species

Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Stroudsburg, PA
Kathy Dubin-Uhler

Red Creek Wildlife Center  in Schuylkill Haven accepts all species

The Pennsylvania Game Commission can handle problems with injured deer

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Reach the clinic at 215-482-8217

The Wildlife Clinic is open to accept animals the following hours:

Summer Hours
(April – September)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
seven days/week

Winter Hours
(October – March)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
seven days/week

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