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Dr. Ciwko


Dr. Erin Ciwko is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Prior to her veterinary degree, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Major. After graduation, she was accepted into a Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Veterinary internship at the WCVM, where she spent a year focusing on exotic animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Ciwko has worked with a wide variety of animals, including; small exotic mammals (ferrets, rabbits, rodents, etc.), reptiles, amphibians, wildlife and many bird species. She has also spent time as an extern or working in three different zoos in Canada and the United States. She feels that client education and working as a team is very important. She is passionate about keeping up to date on current therapies, performing surgeries and low-stress handling.

After work, she enjoys outdoor activities, art projects and training her pet rabbit named Aurora.

Dr. Ciwko is looking forward to meeting you and your beloved pet!


How to help injured and orphaned wild animals

Below are a few suggestions should you come across injured or orphaned wildlife.  First, you need to determine if the wild animal is indeed injured or abandoned without putting yourself in harm’s way. Try not to have too much contact with the animal or to disturb the surroundings. If you are unsure, it is best that you leave it be and call a wildlife specialist to notify them about the animal and its location. Certain animals like rabbits and deer often leave their young alone for long periods throughout the day. If it appears healthy and well, do not disturb the animal. 

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