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Important COVID-19 Guidance from Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Please read the following guidelines carefully before bringing an animal to the clinic.  We appreciate your cooperation.

  • Please call before coming to the clinic with any animal or bird.  If you have signs of respiratory illness or have traveled internationally or to a high-risk area domestically in the past 14 days, someone else must bring in the animal.
  • We are not able to accept any animals after normal business. We ask that you keep the animal in a secure box in a quiet place and call us during our normal business hours, M-F 9 am-5 pm, weekends 9 am-5 pm.  NOTE: Massachusetts state and federal laws prohibit the ownership of wildlife. Do not attempt to treat or keep the animal yourself.
  • We do not accept healthy orphaned wildlife.  Found Wildlife? Start Here
  • We do not accept non-native species, including pigeons, starlings, house sparrows, and mute swans. If you have found one of these species, we refer you to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for assistance. How to find a Wildlife Rehabilitator Near You
  • If you have found a raccoon, skunk, woodchuck, or bat, which pose a high risk of rabies, please refer to the information here:

Please continue to follow CDC guidelines for personal health and hygiene:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water prior to coming to Tufts Wildlife Clinic.
  • Use provided hand sanitizer upon arriving and leaving Tufts Wildlife Clinic.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze, using a tissue or your inner elbow (not your hands).
  • When possible maintain a safe social distance (6 feet) between yourself and others and abstain from shaking hands.

For the Latest Information on COVID-19

For the latest information about COVID-19 visit the CDC, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 online resource centers.


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