Phone: (02) 4832 1977 

Wildlife Care and Emergencies

Gang Gang cockatooCrookwell Veterinary Hospital staff have a strong commitment to Australian wildlife and CVH has worked closely with WIRES (Wildlife Information and Rescue Service) for two decades. Our practice has a dedicated policy of taking in sick or injured native birds, animals or reptiles, free of charge.

Our vets assess the presented animal or bird, provide relevant medical and/or surgical treatment, and if long term care is required for rehabilitation, we pass the animal on to qualified wildlife carers.

If it is more convenient for you to take the injured animal or bird directly to WIRES, please ring (02) 4822 3888.

Our practice also supports the University of Sydney Wildlife Health and Conservation Centre.

Rescue, rehabilitate and release

We have a strict policy of ensuring all wildlife able to be treated and rehabilitated are ultimately released back into the wild.

It is illegal for individuals to keep Australian native mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in captivity except under licensing from NSW Parks and Wildlife.

Orphan animals and birds

We can provide advice on rearing orphaned native wildlife, and assist clients wanting to take on the responsibility of wildlife rearing and rehabilitation.

Before we can do this, you must be aware of the law in NSW. No person is allowed to care for native animals without an annual authority to act issued under the licence held by WIRES or another licenced wildlife rehabilitation organisation.

We recommend WIRES training courses if you’re interested in becoming a wildlife carer. Visit the WIRES website to find out about training courses held locally or in Sydney.


At CVH, we stock a range of Wombaroo products. The company produces the highest quality, scientifically-based mammal milk replacement and bird and reptile food products available for rearing wildlife or maintaining the health of rehabilitating wildlife.