Puget Sound WildCare
A Subsidiary of South Sound Critter Care
Building Awareness, Providing Care
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Jan White, DVM
Dr. White is a UC-Davis (CA) Veterinary graduate (1990) and one of the earliest Corrections and Social Welfare from Sacramento State University (1975). She has always seen community work as a priority. She was of the earliest veterinarians to have an educational focus on native wildlife rehabilitation. She entered an MS degree program in Social Work and left it to complete an application to UC Davis Veterinary School. Alida Morzenti, MS trained her in falconry methods and raptor rehabilitation, at UC Raptor Center (UC Davis) in the mid-1970s and later taught course work at UC in the early 1990s as a graduate. She worked in various capacities from a Board Member to Executive Director of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) and was a shared BOD member to the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) for many years. She led the charge to develop a set of National Wildlife Rehabilitation Standards while on both boards of directors and was awarded a significant achievement award from the NWRA for getting the first set of minimum standards established in the United States. The IWRC also acknowledged her contributions to the wildlife rehabilitation field when she left that ED position in the late 1980s. Dr. White wrote the first Wildlife Rehabilitation 1AB Manual, which was used in the IWRC Skills Seminar Program (taught worldwide) for 30+ years. A new manual is now in use for which she wrote the forward to introduce to a new generation of wildlife rehabilitators. She worked on many oil spill responses in the 1980s and 1990s and learned the details of caring for seabirds literally with the birds in her hands. She helped in research to find ways to offset the effects of oil on birds. These birds are difficult to provide care and in this period of time, wildlife rehabilitators learned how to do it successfully. Dr. White has trained wildlife rehabilitators via the skills seminars, oiled wildlife training programs, and trains potential wildlife care professionals from veterinary technicians, veterinary doctors, and wildlife rehabilitators to this day. Our veterinary internship program has ushered many new veterinary students into professional school to hopefully return to her chosen profession. Dr. White has worked hard with many other contributors in her life to produce professional journal articles on how to successfully rear and release many wildlife species in the journal of IWRC, which laid the path for many wildlife rehabilitators to follow the path that she has made. At PSWC, she is the chief trainer for the internship program and has worked to develop a very detailed online training program with the help of many staff and interns over the years. This program involves online training, in-person training, and skills and online testing.
As the ED of PSWC, she oversees the programs operated by staff and implemented by the Board of Directors. She is unpaid in her work. She has many publications in the field and is largely acknowledged for her efforts to transition the field of wildlife rehabilitation from a group of dedicated early workers to a professional trade with career jobs.
Craig Moran received a bachelor of science in biology with minors in psychology and geography from Southwest Missouri University. He also has a master's in education from Pacific Lutheran University. He began working with raptors in 1980 as a Bald Eagle researcher at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO. Craig has been a licensed falconer since 1988. He became a full-time zookeeper and educator, continuing to work with Bald Eagles in education programs and presented a paper published in “Animal Keeping Forum” on the Bald Eagle breeding program in Fresno, CA. He spent three years researching Golden Eagle capture, banding, and release projects for Wildlife Research Institute in Montana. He presents environmental concepts and avian biology for zoo volunteer trainees, educational programs on raptor biology and ecology to audiences ranging from elementary students to adults for various organizations. He served as Conservation Chairmen for Rainier Audubon Society and the Education Coordinator for Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia. Collectively Craig has dedicated most of his working life to understanding raptors and their important role in global ecology. His passion is to help students and adults have a broader understanding of the important value raptors have in the world today. With his many years with exotic and raptor education, his programs on animal ecology, animal behavior, and animal care have created interesting and informative programs.
Craig is a member of the following associations:
National Falconers Association
Washington Falconers Association
Raptor Research Foundation
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Scott is the chief caretaker of the kittens in our Feral Kitten Program. On a daily basis, he ensures our kittens are fed and cleaned up after. Also, he works with the staff to ensure all the kittens get the required shots and health checks prior to adoption. He also ensures any sick kittens get the care they need and are administered any medical care or medicine required.
He is the main contact for all kitten adoptions, setting appointments, seeing visitors and processing the applications through adoption. He also tracks all the kittens coming in and processes their paperwork in Pet Point and lists the kittens on Pet Finder.
Sasha Greeneschmitz, Internship Coordinator
Sasha is a Biology/Pre Vet student at the University of Puget Sound. She was an intern at the Marine Mammal Center in California from 2016-2017 and continues to volunteer when she is back home in California. She was a pre-veterinary intern here at PSWC from the fall of 2020 to the summer of 2021. After finishing the program, she became our internship coordinator and now aids in the organization and training of our wildlife and pre-veterinary interns. She has revamped our intern training materials to include not only animal handling and care information but information about understanding subtle behavioral cues that can aid in keeping both our animals and our interns safe.
Yun Byeon, DVM
Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
Dr. Yun is a 2022 graduate of the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) at St. Kitts & Nevis. She had her clinical year training at the University of Minnesota (UMN), with 4 weeks of full time rotation at the world famous UMN Raptor Center learning current raptor medicine and rehabilitation techniques.
After earning her BA degree in Cognitive Sciences at Rice University in 2013, Dr. Yun started volunteering at Puget Sound WildCare (2014) where her love for wildlife developed. She participated in the Wildlife Internship program (2015-16) and became the Wildlife Rehabilitator and Intern Manager (2017-18) where she helped teach and train undergraduate and veterinary students in the art of wildlife rehabilitation. She passed the Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Exam in September 2018 with a raptor endorsement and worked at Sawyer Lake Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant to build skills with domestic animals. Her valuable experience in doing first-line supervision and experience with a wide variety of species contributed to advancing her admission into veterinary school in 2019. By this time she had over 4000 hours of wildlife rehabilitation experience.
Dr. Yun made it onto the Dean's List as well as the President's List during her time at RUSVM, and served on the SAVMA Executive Board as the Webmaster. She has now returned as a licensed veterinarian to continue her work saving animals, promoting wildlife conservation, and continuing to train college interns, pre-veterinary students, and veterinary students as they explore their passion in wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary medicine. She has special interests in wildlife rehabilitation, veterinary forensics, and small animal surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Yun is a digital artist and video game streamer, and lives with her coconut retriever (AKA Caribbean Supermutt) Alisaie and her cat Robin.