No animal is too common or too small
The WA Wildlife Hospital is the first of its kind in Western Australia. At almost 700m2 in size, it is a best practice facility with a capacity to house up to 10,000 animals per annum.
Funded by the City of Cockburn as part of the Cockburn Wetlands Precinct redevelopment, the Hospital commenced operations in April 2021. A Lotterywest grant enabled the Hospital to be fitted out with specialist equipment, enclosures and resources needed to operate at best practice.
The Hospital is open 365 days a year from 8.30am – 7.00pm and provides free medical services to wildlife brought in directly from the public, local rangers or other veterinary clinics and rehabilitation facilities.
All wildlife admitted to the Hospital receive the best possible treatment and opportunity for release back into the wild. No animal is too common or too small.
WA Wildlife values all animals (large and small) and we spare no expense – whether it be performing a skin graft on a Spotted Dove, oesophageal repair on an Australian Pelican or caesarean section on a gravid (pregnant) Shingleback Lizard, the WA Wildlife Hospital is here to Help Wild Lives Live.
Tours of the WA Wildlife Hospital will commence mid 2022. You can make an individual or group booking (up to 10 people).