December 1, 2020
CALEDON, ONTARIO – Dr. Sherri Cox, DVM, MBA of Caledon, Ontario has been certified as a Diplomate specializing in Avian Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), one of four in Ontario, 6 in Canada and only 97 in the world. This year’s examination was held on October 14, 2020.
Dr. Cox graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009 and began her career at a wildlife centre in Toronto. In 2014 she started the National Wildlife Centre, crisscrossing the country in a van transformed into a travelling veterinary hospital, saving injured wildlife and training wildlife veterinarian interns and rehabilitators. With this recently acquired accreditation, Dr. Cox is considered a specialist in her field, and her knowledge will help train more rehabbers and veterinary interns across Canada.
Dr. Cox is the founder and medical director at the National Wildlife Centre (NWC) in Caledon, Ontario and a vice president on the board of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Dr. Cox is an adjunct professor in the College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph. She speaks on wildlife medicine and rehabilitation and trains student veterinarians and biologists around the world.
In 2019, land was acquired and fundraising began for a new $6 million National Wildlife Centre in Caledon, Ontario. The Centre will provide training for future wildlife rehabilitators, responders, conservation and wildlife biologists, rescue staff and veterinarians in native wildlife issues. It will also be a resource for wildlife emergency prevention, preparedness and response training across Canada. To date the fundraising campaign has reached $2,800,000 or almost 50% of the goal.
The National Wildlife Centre has a mission – to protect Canada’s native wild animals and provide medical and surgical services for sick, injured and orphaned animals. By educating the public, creating collaborative opportunities for scientists and wildlife conservationists, and providing training to students, veterinarians, and wildlife rehabilitators, the Centre will be home base for a national network. Canada’s National Centre of Excellence in Wildlife will be the leading provider of wildlife surgery, rehabilitation, conservation and education.
To donate and learn more about the NWC please visit nationalwildlifecentre.ca or contact Jamie Lea Foss at firstname.lastname@example.org