Tucson Wildlife Center
Tucson Wildlife Center has been rescuing sick, injured and orphaned wild animals for 22 years. Our largely volunteer-operated nonprofit provides rescue and release services, veterinary care and rehabilitation expertise all free of charge to the public. Our Center operates on donations and grants and receives no government funding.
In addition to direct animal care, TWC staff and volunteers provide educational opportunities to the community to teach about habitat protection and peaceful coexistence with wildlife.
The Sam Goldman Wildlife Hospital
The Sam Goldman Wildlife Hospital is the only 24/7/365 animal hospital in Southern Arizona dedicated to caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. The hospital broke ground on October 12, 2012. With the support of our community, the hospital thrives today. Thanks to generous donors and funds secured through grants, the hospital features state-of-the art equipment and is staffed with veterinarians and animal care specialists providing around-the-clock care to our most vulnerable patients.
In 2018, TWC was able to hire its first full-time staff veterinarians who provide medical care to sick, injured and orphaned animals as needed 24/7.
Dr. Roberto Aguilar earned his veterinary degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is an international lecturer with a specialty in wildlife medicine. His posts have included The Raptor Center in Minnesota, Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, the Phoenix Zoo, the Humane Society of the United States Cape Cod Wildlife Center, and Massey University of New Zealand.
Dr. Ashley Kramer earned her veterinary degree from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Her posts have included the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Delaware, Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Nebraska, International Bird Rescue in California, the New England Wildlife Center in Massachusetts, the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Massachusetts and the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic.