Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Site: Ontario/Nunavut Region

Public Comments If a wild animal is suspected of having rabies:
* for human exposure, report incident to the local health unit (residents of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin counties, call Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, 1-800-265-7293)
* for exposure of domestic animals, call a veterinarian
* for veterinarians requiring help in assessing whether an animal has been exposed to rabies, call the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Agricultural Information Contact Centre, 1-877-421-1300
* to report a suspected rabid wild animal if neither human nor animal has been exposed, call the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Rabies Information Line, 1-888-574-6656
Contact Information
Alternate Name CWHC
Former Name Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre
Office Phone 519-824-4120 ext 54662
Toll Free Phone 1-866-673-4781
Fax 519-821-7520
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Primary Executive Dr Claire Jardine, Regional Director; Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 54656
Description (Site) Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College (south west corner of Gordon St-College Ave intersection)
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address c/o CWHC Ontario/Nunavut, Pathobiology Receiving 
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph 
50 Stone Rd E, Bldg 89 
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Agency) National network of partners, collaborators, and sponsors dedicated to assessing and managing wildlife health and creating awareness of its importance. This partnership links Canada's five veterinary colleges with key partners in government, public, and private sector organizations.
Description (Service) Protects the health of wildlife and Canadians by applying veterinary medical sciences to wildlife conservation and management, and health issues shared by wildlife, domestic animals and people. Informs wildlife conservation and provides a national and local perspective on wildlife health. 
* wildlife health diagnostic service 
* advances understanding of wildlife health 
* leads wildlife health strategies / programs 
* supports teams to detect emergence of new diseases 
* advocates for strategic investment in wildlife health 
* creates credible wildlife health information through research
Hours Department of Pathobiology 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nunavut ; Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call 1-866-673-4781 to report sick or dead wildlife, unusual bat activity or deaths, significant numbers of dead birds in one location or smaller numbers of dead wild birds, especially waterfowl, American crows, common ravens, black-billed magpies and blue jays.
Languages English ; French - bilingual website
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Print Material Related website: Healthy Wildlife

The Cooperative includes veterinarians, biologists, technicians and researchers, wildlife disease diagnosticians, population health experts, educators and policy advisors.
Service Categories Biological and Life Sciences Research ~ Animal/Pet Issues ; Public Health Surveillance Programs ; Wildlife Conservation ; Wildlife Safety Education