WWRA Annual Conference

Join us on Saturday, February 11, 2023, for a day long gathering (our first in-person since 2020) packed with speakers covering a wide range of topics, a veterinarian round-table, networking lunch, and more! Acquire new skills and knowledge. Network with others in the field. Catch up with old friends. Make new ones. Earn CEUs.

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If you are not already a member, join WWRA now to save on conference fees. An annual membership is currently $20 ($25 starting 1/1/2023), and registration is $20 for members vs $45 for nonmembers. You can attend the conference and join WWRA for less than the non-member registration fee

Conference fees increase by $10 after January 31.

Member registration is $20 before January 31, 2023. Sign in to register as a member.


Speakers and schedule

Doors open at 8:30. Registration and raffle will be open all day. Breakfast items available until 11:30. Pasta bar lunch included!

Room 1
Room 2
9:30  – 9:40 am

Welcome to WWRA!

9:40  – 10:30 am 

Keynote Speaker

Peregrines in Wisconsin

Greg Septon

10:45  – 11:30  am

Cage building

Scott Diehl

Handling wildlife

Terri Hauser CVT

& Beka Weiss


Dr. Shawna Hawkins

11:30 am – 12:40 pm


Lunch overflow

Lunch overflow

12:40 -1:40 pm

Vet Roundtable

Dr. Shawna Hawkins &

Dr. Ameila Gessner

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Basic fecal analysis

Jennie Wertle, MSM BS CVT

Ospreys and banding

Pat Fisher


Mandy Kamps &

Taylor Czyscon

2:45 pm  – 3:30  pm

Wound management

Dr. Shawna Hawkins

Caring for opossums

Amy Haris & Alyssa Baumann

WDNR protocol review

Mandy Kamps &

Taylor Czyscon

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Surgical planning and


Erin Lemley, CVT

Rehabilitating Beavers

Aimee Sosenko

Case Study Roundtable

4:45 – 5:30 pm

Animals you know

nothing about

Elisa Fosco

Songbirds and stress

Barb Hucek

Using fosters for

BOP rehabilitation

Audrey Cossett


Our 2023 conference will be held at the Jensen Community Center in Amherst, WI.

Area accommodations

The nearest hotels are located in surrounding communities, just a short distance from the community center.

In Stevens Point, there is a Holiday in Express (13 minute drive) that runs around $140-150/night. There’s also a La Quinta that runs about $20 less.

In Waupaca, there is a Comfort Suites (15 minute drive) with comparable rates.

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their support!

Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation Association logo

WWRA is a 501c3 organization dedicated to serving the wildlife rehabilitation community through annual education and networking conferences, educational workshops and training sessions, facilitating listening sessions with the WI DNR, hosting virtual roundtables and presentations for the membership, and offering education and resource grants to support wildlife rehabilitation in Wisconsin. WWRA activities are supported by annual membership fees, donations and grants.

Have questions about wildlife rehabilitation or WWRA? Drop us a line!

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WWRA T-shirts and hoodies are now available from Bonfire