NC Regional Wildlife Medicine Symposium

Friday, July 27, 2018
Hosted by the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Lees-McRae College Campus

An opportunity for non-wildlife specialists to learn treatment techniques for sick and injured wildlife

The second annual NC Regional Wildlife Medicine Symposium provides a continuing education opportunity for veterinarians and veterinary technicians focused on the recognition, triage, and treatment of wildlife. From legal implications to safe handling and zoonotic diseases, the veterinary team plays a crucial role in the overall health of the animal and, in some cases, the finder.

Hosted by the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Lees-McRae College, this symposium will also allow networking opportunities between local veterinarians, veterinary staff, state officials, and other experts in the field. Seven hours of continuing education credit will be available for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


  • Veterinarians: $175
  • Veterinary Technicians: $50
  • Students/Non-students/Other: $30

Payment is available via credit card (follow instructions on registration form) or check. The early registration deadline is Saturday, June 30, 2018. After that date, an additional $25 fee will be charged.

If you wish to register and send a check via mail, please notify Dr. Billy Carver of your plans to do so. Please include a document that details each of the fields listed in the online form above, along with your payment. This can be mailed to:

NC Wildlife Medicine Symposium
Attn: Billy Carver
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128 Banner Elk, NC 28604

About the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

The Dan and Dianne May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is situated adjacent to the Elk River on the campus of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. The Center annually admits more than 1,500 injured and orphaned wildlife patients from the western part of North Carolina. 

Under the guidance of Director Nina Fischesser and veterinarian Dr. Amber McNamara, students simultaneously contribute to the success of the rehabilitation program while engaging in a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience.  Open 365 days per year, students comprise a large portion of the rehabilitative operations at the Center. 

Spend the Weekend in Banner Elk

Banner Elk is a popular getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the North Carolina High Country. It’s a place that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city.

Visitors enjoy a richness of culture and adventure. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone stoplight you can experience the great outdoors, fabulous dining, theater and the arts, family attractions, and the two largest winter sports venues in the South. (via

For More Information

Amber McNamara
Veterinarian, May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Assistant Professor of Biology  |  828.898.3521

Radiograph courtesy of Appalachian New River Veterinary Associates.