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The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota provides
quality medical care and rehabilitation for all injured,
sick and orphaned wild animals, and shares its knowledge
with the people who care about them.


Open every day of the year!





Every Day of the Week





About Us

WRC was founded at the University of Minnesota in 1979 as a student club of the Veterinary College. From those humble beginnings of just a few dozen animals a year, the WRC has grown into one of the nation's busiest wildlife hospitals and has set the standard for other wildlife rehabilitation centers.


A year-round staff of just nine people, four of whom are medical staff, keeps WRC's budget focused on providing care to its patients. During the summer, WRC adds six seasonal staff to run its three nurseries (Avian, Mammal and Waterfowl).


To contact staff, click on a name to email or call 651-486-9410 for a staff directory.



Phil Jenni, Executive Director

Tami Vogel, Communications Director

Liz Cross, Director of Recruitment and Volunteer Services

Lynnette Scott, Director of Nursery Programs, coordinator of internships

Karen Koeper, Volunteer Trainer

Leslie Reed, DVM, coordinator of veterinarian educational opportunities

Renee Schott, DVM

Katie Heino, CVT, coordinator of vet tech educational opportunities

Jamie Karlin, CVT



The WRC Board of Directors works with Executive Director Phil Jenni in providing guidance to WRC.


Bill Bosch, Chair

Matt Shea, Vice Chair

Jay Mutschler, Treasurer

Kathy Knauth, Secretary

Trevor Ames, DVM

Kerry D'Amato

Lenny Dayton

John Faricy

Kate Johnson

Sue Keator

Denise Mallery

Kathi Roer

Paige Winebarger

Phil Jenni, WRC Executive Director



Gary Fink

Mrs. David (Babs) Koch

Robert Teetshorn (deceased)




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