The von Arx Wildlife Hospital treats over 4,000 injured, sick, and orphaned patients each year.
Our rehabilitation efforts provide the means for us to educate the public about conservation issues affecting Southwest Florida’s Wildlife.
We treat all species native to Southwest Florida except for sea turtles. Mammal patients include raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and squirrels. Reptile patients include gopher tortoises, rat snakes, and freshwater turtles. Bird patients include raptors such as bald eagles, ospreys, owls, and hawks, shorebirds such as herons, pelicans, and gulls, and a wide variety of songbirds.