Nina Fischesser
  • Nina Fischesser
  • Director of the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Senior Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.2568
  • Office: May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
  • Department: Academics

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

I have been rehabilitating wildlife and educating with live ambassadors, as a full time profession, for over 20 years. I am the founding president of the Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina (WRNC), and served on the symposium committee for the National Wildlife Rehabilitors Association.  

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

I am the director of the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. I oversee the operations of the wildlife center including:
ambassador acquisition, training, and care; wildlife rehabilitation operations (with staff veterinarian); student schedules and oversee mentoring program; oversee work study at center; and collaborative fundraising; teach 5 wildlife courses;

Personal Interests

Wildlife rehabilitation is not just a job, it's a lifestyle, therefore I live the life! I am passionate about wildlife and students who want to learn about wildlife.
I worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School (11 years) and love to be out in the wilderness when I can, with my husband Mike (married 25years).
I love to cook, and always look forward to our annual pine-straw harvest and spaghetti dinner in the fall at the Fischesser Complex.