The Birds of prey Clinic
The Birds of Prey Clinic of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal was created in 1986. It was founded by Dr. Guy Fitzgerald, who was a veterinary student at the time, and who is still the clinician in charge of the clinic's activities. It is this clinic that is appointed by UQROP to provide veterinary care to all the approximately 350 injured birds of prey we receive per year.
The Birds of prey Clinic is supported financially by the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (Faculty of Veterinary Medecine) and UQROP. Its location within this faculty allows birds of prey to receive high quality care in order to ensure them the best chances of healing. The Birds of Prey Clinic also has an educational objective in contributing to the training of hundreds of veterinarians in the field of wildlife medicine and wild bird rehabilitation.
Neither UQROP nor the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire receive recurrent funding for the care provided to the birds.