Bird of Prey Clinic
Central element of the provincial network of the Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie (UQROP) the birds of prey clinic is one of the largest programs of its kind in North America.
Since its beginning in 1986, the clinic has treated more than 8 000 birds of prey of thirty different species. Those are sent to the Centre hospitalier universitaire vétérinaire by the UQROP network which includes the Service de la protection de la faune of the Gouvernement du Québec, wildlife rehabilitation centers, zoological institutions and various Quebec veterinary clinics.
Principal goals of the clinic :
- Provide an advanced training for students and veterinarians in the field of bird of prey rehabilitation, while maintaining a compared biomedicine approach.
- Educate students and veterinarians about the role they can play in wildlife conservation.
- Promote the health, welfare and conservation of birds of prey.
- Develop new approaches to facilitate the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease and injury in birds of prey.
The Bird of Prey Clinic gets injured or sick wild birds of prey at any time during and after normal business hours. This service is also offered to birds of prey from zoological institutions or falconers.