Wildlife Hospital


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary boasts an amazing onsite wildlife hospital founded by Alex Griffiths 63 years ago. As the need for specialist care became obvious, the first veterinarian started work in 1989 and the Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital was born. Dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of not only our local wildlife at the sanctuary, the wildlife hospital admits over 8000 native animal patients brought in by the local community annually. With each case receiving the highest level of veterinary care, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital works tirelessly with Australian native animals to get them safely back into the wild. To date, over 45,000 native animals have been released and our hospital is one of the busiest Wildlife Hospitals in the world!

Sanctuary guests can have a bird’s eye view of our vets working, and can experience the depth that Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has for the care and welfare of the Australian native animal population. See xrays, ultrasounds and endoscopes streamed live on a flat screen for guests to observe during the procedure. Even watch from a surgeons eye view by a camera mounted on the surgical light! For those eager to learn more, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary conducts hospital tours, as well as offers and supports wildlife courses to help engage the public in their plight. Open 8.00am -5.00pm seven days a week, for more details please visit our Visitor Services Desk during your visit.

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation supports and funds the vital work of the Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation receives no ongoing State or Federal Government funding for the treatment of the ever growing number of wildlife cases. The Foundation relies on donations and corporate sponsors to fund the crucial work of the veterinary team, in treating, rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife back into the wild.

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