Bonorong Wildlife Hospital

Delivery of the building in late 2016.

Delivery of the building in late 2016.

The fit out is well underway in late 2017.

The fit out is well underway in late 2017.

The hospital opened in January 2018.

The hospital opened in January 2018.

A tasmanian First

Bonorong is working towards the creation of Tasmania’s first fully dedicated wildlife veterinary clinic to provide care to the hundreds of animals we rescue each year. It will be free for the public to drop off wildlife for care and rehabilitation.

The hospital opened on 22 January 2018 (check out the blog post here). 

If you are a wildlife carer and would like to book an appointment, please email vet@bonorong.com.au

Guests to the Sanctuary will be able to view the goings on in the hospital through a special viewing deck fitted with one-way glass!

The Sad Truth

  • Native animals left suffering on the roadside is a confronting ethical issue for the community

  • While vet clinics do their best to help injured wildlife they often do not have the time or the specialist training and facilities that are needed

  • Native animals die from stress very quickly so being kept in the same area as cats and dogs can hinder their recovery

  • Carers are currently paying for all animal treatment out of their own pocket including special milk formulas, medications, surgeries, pouches, heat pads, enclosures etc.

The solution

Bonorong has built Tasmania’s first ever wildlife-only veterinary hospital. Wildlife carers are welcome to book appointments with us, and will only be charged for consumables used during consult, and the cost price of medication. 

Currently staffed three days a week, we are aiming for a full time capacity, to service Tasmania's wildlife every day of the week.

This project is a true community effort and has been possible thanks to the generosity of a huge number of donors and supporters.

Thank you for your support!