Wild or Orphan Animals - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Wild or Orphan Animals - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Wild or Orphan Animals

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital accepts only select injured or ill wild animals (including small mammals, birds, amphibians, and nonvenomous reptiles) for medical care. Primary care for these animals is through the zoological medicine service. After-hours cases may be seen through the Small Animal Emergency Service. The emergency service does not accept snakes.

Wild animals that may present a health hazard (bats, skunks, coyotes, raccoons, or foxes), such as suspected rabies infection, should be handled by your local animal control agency and are not accepted at the VMTH. For healthy orphan wild animals, please contact your local wildlife rehabilitator for advice and help on placement and care. We highly recommend you call ahead for advice on what to do should you encounter wildlife before you touch it. In many cases, uninjured young animals have their mother nearby and are not actually orphans.