Wildlife Clinic


Opening in 1987, the Schuylkill Center’s Wildlife Clinic case for over 3,000 injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife native to southeastern Pennsylvania each year, releasing rehabilitated animals into the wild. At the clinic, medical treatment and temporary refuge are provided for native birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. In fact, since the clinic opened, over 75,000 animals have been treated.

Rich Schubert, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation, has over a decade of experience in wildlife rehabilitation and he is joined by Michele Wellard, Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator. The clinic is also supported by a volunteer base, whose dedication is critical for treating and caring for 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 clinic below. If you are in the Philadelphia region, call the us as soon as possible: 215-482-8217. The Wildlife Clinic is the only fully-licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility in Philadelphia 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 needs that are best met by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

Other Local Wildlife Rehabilitation Services

Mercer County Wildlife Center in Lambertville, NJ, accepts all species. Please note, 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. Please note, it is unlawful to transport mammal species across state lines.

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.

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center, in Lancaster, PA.

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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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