South Island Wildlife Hospital

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The Trust saw the need for an established hospital facility in Christchurch dedicated to treating/rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife.

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Prior to this, there was no such facility in the South Island. Many endangered birds needing medical care, such as takahe and kiwi, were flown to the North Island for treatment. The time and travel involved in sending these birds north means that they are exposed to additional stress and delays in treatment, which can impact significantly on their survival. Having a South Island facility allows prompt, professional and specialised treatment of these valuable species.

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The Wildlife Veterinary Trust is a charitable trust founded in 2008.

The Trust saw the need for and established a hospital facility in Christchurch dedicated to treating and rehabilitating sick and injured, wild and native birds in the South Island of New Zealand.

Prior to this there was no such facility in the South Island. Many endangered birds needing medical care, such as takahe and kiwi, were flown to the North Island for treatment. The time and travel involved in sending these birds north means that they are exposed to additional stress and delays in treatment, which can impact significantly on their survival. Having a South Island facility allows prompt, professional and specialised treatment of these valuable species.

Since opening its doors to patients in December 2014, the South Island Wildlife Hospital has successfully treated, rehabilitated and released many wild and native birds. You can follow their stories on Facebook.

The hospital has a team of trained volunteers led by an experienced veterinarian and vet nurse all passionate about our wildlife. These volunteers take on all aspects of the hospitals day-to-day operations including manning the phone, assisting in wildlife rescues, covering rostered shifts at the hospital, maintaining the hospital gardens & facilities, helping with fundraising, public speaking and everything else involved with keeping the hospital running.

As well as treating and rehabilitating patients, the hospital and its volunteers are involved in ongoing wildlife education, training and research.

If you would like further information, please contact us.


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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 31 Jul 2020
This donation is made as a memorial to Jared, who loved native New Zealand forests and wildlife.
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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 08 Jun 2020
Thank you for all you do for the birdies <3
$20
The Heaven Family
The Heaven Family on 03 Jun 2020
Thank you for the great work you do!
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Donna
Donna on 20 May 2020
Happy birthday Jillian & Thanks Dr Pauline Howard.
$100
Jillian Fulcher birthday wish
Jillian Fulcher birthday wish on 18 May 2020
Happy birthday Jill Fulcher
$50

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