New England Wildlife Center
New England Wildlife Center is the only comprehensive wildlife hospital in the metro-Boston area that provides care for sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. We treat 225 different species a year. It is our philosophy that every animal deserves care and that no species in more important than another. This grassroots, entrepreneurial venture, launched by a group of Massachusetts’ citizens 33 years ago. We use the provision of humane medical care to orphaned and hurt wild animals as a real-life and engaging platform to teach the life sciences, with a strong focus on biology, to students K-12 and to provide hands-on training in veterinary medicine to undergraduate students nationally and internationally. At New England Wildlife Center – education is action. The Center hones stewards of wildlife, habitats and natural resources through our facility built to LEED specifications, an onsite nature center and biology classroom, a windowed veterinary hospital where the public can observe first-hand our collective impact on wildlife, and science education curricula proven to increase environmental literacy. The Center was chosen by the Massachusetts State Legislature as one of the top 1,000 places to visit in Massachusetts. The facility is available for private events.