Jan White, DVM
Jan White is a graduate from UC-Davis and was one of the first veterinarians to specialize in wildlife. She worked for 15 years as the executive director for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. She also literally wrote the book on the standards for wildlife enclosures which is used nationwide by every single licensed rehabilitator. After that she managed and provided veterinary care for some of the worst oil spills in US history. She arrived in Washington in 2008 and started this center in 2009 with Tigger Birch, building it up to the 2nd largest center in Washington State by intake.
Jen joined just after the center was founded and is a large part of the daily runnings of the center. She received her wildlife rehabilitation license in 2013 and has been our hospital manager and wildlife coordinator ever since. Her specialties are neonates, cottontails, Douglas squirrels, and skunks.
Kyla joins the center as our Staff Biologist. With a robust interdisciplinary scientific and applied research portfolio, she has roots in wildlife rehabilitation, habitat management, population monitoring, and ecology-based restoration. Having a particular focus on carnivore ecology and behavior, Kyla has researched keystone and endangered species, and advocates for public engagement in science by providing outreach to a variety of stakeholders. Kyla is analyzing 10+ years of our intake data and serves as our volunteer and intern coordinator.
Jen started with our center as a Wildlife Intern in March 2018, and has since accepted the role as our Education Program Manager. With a degree in Biology, Jen specializes in studying ecology while pioneering efforts that connect people with the natural world.