Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is opening its doors to the public on Sunday 31st July 2016 for the annual Hospital Open Day. Visitors can go behind the scenes and watch the vets and nurses in action, as well as tour through the purpose built rehabilitation facilities for koalas, waterbirds, turtles and parrots.
Since opening, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. The world class facility treats over 8000 wildlife patients every year as a free service to the community, relying on pubic and business donations to operate.
Each case receives the highest level of veterinary care, and following intensive treatment and rehabilitation the native animals are released back into the wild. Senior Vet, Dr Michael Pyne, said “We are already gearing up for Spring, which is the busiest season for the Wildlife Hospital as baby animals begin exploring their new environments and are faced with the perils of domestic cats, dogs and vehicles. The community’s support is so important to our continuing work.”
The Open Day will also feature veterinary equipment demonstrations, local care and conservation groups, free native tree giveaways from the City of Gold Coast, a sausage sizzle and fun activities for the kids.
10.00am to 2.00pm, Sunday 31st July 2016
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital
27 Millers Drive, Currumbin Qld 4223