Caring for Minnesota's wildlife

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!



9am-8pm Mon. - Fri.

9am-6pm Sat. - Sun.





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, admitting more than 13,000 patients annually.


A year-round staff of just 14 people, nine of which are medical professionals, keeps WRC's budget focused on providing care to its patients. During the summer, WRC adds five to six seasonal staff to run its three nurseries (Avian, Mammal and Waterfowl).


To contact staff, click on a name to email via your default email program 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, Executive Assistant/Donor Relations

Leslie Reed, Senior Veterinarian, director of veterinarian educational opportunities

Renee Schott, Senior Veterinarian, medical director

Agnes Hutchinson, DVM

Addie Evans, CVT, Clinic Manager, coordinator of vet tech educational opportunities

Megan Madsen, CVT

Julia Heaney, CVT

Ashley Holte, CVT

Jesse Menne, CVT

Brittany Turner, Director of Avian Nursery Programs and Volunteer Support

Alison Demir, DVM





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


Denise Mallery, Chair

John Faricy, Vice-Chair

Kathy Knauth, Secretary

Bill Bosch, Treasurer

Trevor Ames, DVM

Susan Carlson

Kerry D'Amato

Lenny Dayton

Aram Desteian

Kate Johnson

Sue Keator

Jay Mutschler

Kathi Roer

Paige Winebarger

Phil Jenni, Executive Director



Gary Fink

Mrs. David (Babs) Koch

Robert Teetshorn (deceased)




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