THE BELIZE WILDLIFE & REFERRAL CLINIC
The Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic (BWRC) is a Belizean non-profit organization founded in 2011 with the help of a host of wildlife partners and friends. Our founder had assisted wildlife mostly in the field and without a clinic facility and only basic medical equipment for several years, before a very special and severely injured monkey, named Spartacus gave her the final push to seek funding to establish BWRC. BWRC can now offer on-site x-ray and gas anesthesia; for both wildlife and domestics. This is a first in Belize, and world class by any measure. The clinic receives wildlife patients on a regular basis and also has a small animal vet for its domestic referral services.
BWRC and the Wildlife Institute were both founded simultaneously by Justin Ford and Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand. Its aim is to provide free medical care to injured, orphaned, neglected or otherwise imperiled wildlife. The Wildlife Institute provides finances to the support this and other BWRC activities including conservation and educational outreach. The Wildlife Institute partners with the clinic to provide veterinary internships and courses to the international community.