Raptor Academy

Training for professionals working with raptors

Raptor Academy offers a comprehensive selection of learning opportunities, delivered in a variety of ways, for people working with raptors. On-site workshops provide hands-on training for professionals in both avian medicine and captive raptor care and management.  Internships, externships and residencies offer veterinarians and veterinary students the opportunity to gain experience in raptor medicine and surgery.  And for those who cannot access on-site training, there are online training courses, including both self-study options, so you learn at your own pace, and teacher-led courses held in a virtual classroom with an instructor and other students. 


Our workshops are for professionals in both avian medicine and captive raptor care and management. 

  • Basic Raptor Rehabilitation
  • Care and Management of Captive Raptors
  • Avian Orthopedic Workshop


The Raptor Center offers a veterinary medical internship to gain additional avian experience through supervised, hands-on clinical experience. 


The Raptor Center offers a combined program that consists of a clinical residency in Raptor and Avian Medicine and Surgery (non-ABVP), and Master of Public Health graduate program (Executive Program). 


The Raptor Center offers an externship program for senior veterinary students and veterinarians. Externs are responsible for assisting the interns, residents, and senior clinicians in the diagnosis and surgical/medical treatment of raptors and other birds admitted to the Center. 

Online Courses

The Raptor Center is developing a series of instructor-led and self-study online courses. Rollout begins summer 2017.

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