Diamond Rock Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic
Deb Welter, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
2030 Diamond Rock Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Deb Welter is licensed as a Wildlife Rehabilitator by The Pennsylvania Game Commission. She has worked in wildlife care and rehabilitation since 1998 and since 2005 it has been her sole pursuit. She continues to update her wildlife management practice through education, seminars and professional organizations and is a member of NWRA, PAWR, IWRC, NYSWRC, NJAWR and EARS.
The DRWRC facility is a full-service wildlife mammal clinic and the only mammal rehabilitation clinic in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Located on private property, DRWRC contains a triage and isolation area, nursery facilities and both indoor and outdoor
pre-release caging. Working closely with our veterinarian, Dr. Ed Frankel and his staff at the Honeybrook Animal Hospital assures the best possible medical and surgical care for our highly stressed patients.
DRWRC is staffed entirely by unpaid professionals and trained volunteers. Volunteer opportunities exist for motivated individuals and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Volunteers are required by the State of Pennsylvania to attend a rabies seminar and then individually trained by Deb Welter. Additionally, pre-exposure rabies inoculations are required and titers are rechecked every 2 years. All volunteers are asked to provide at least 4 hours of service per week. Please contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Clinic is busiest in the Spring and Summer when the majority of patients are infants that are orphaned or somehow separated from their mothers. Regrettably, most of these situations could be avoided if people would first contact a Licensed Rehabilitator before relocating any wild animal.
Orphans are raised using the correct formulas and foods for each unique species. Critical protein and fat nutritional needs at the infant’s early developmental stage will make the difference between a healthy juvenile suitable for release or an animal with metabolic bone disease or worse that can never be released. Each species has differing requirements for being independent, but when they are old enough to care for themselves, they’re released in a suitable area, preferably close to where they were originally rescued.
Injured animals are received year-round and wildlife advice is a phone call away at 610.240.0883.
It is very important that wild animals remain wild and not become too comfortable around people. Therefore our facility is not open to the public and we do not offer tours.