An Insider's Look at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

Bio & Presentation  |  march 26

Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Fitzgerald is presenting “Wildlife Rehabilitation: An insider’s look at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital.”

She has worked in the wildlife hospital here at the Conservancy since 1994 and was named director in 1999.

With decades of experience and personal anecdotes, she will show you what goes on at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital on a daily basis and highlight some of the most interesting and memorable cases with captivating images and video.

Fitzgerald will also show you what you can do to help cut down on the number of injuries to Southwest Florida wildlife and teach you exactly what to do if you find an injured animal.

The lecture series frequently sells out. We encourage you to reserve your seat for any of the upcoming presentations. To attend, please pre-register for the event by emailing Sophia Navarra at or by calling 239.403.4207. You will receive either an email or verbal confirmation of your reservation. If you do not receive a confirmation, we do not have you registered, please contact us again for confirmation. We stop accepting reservations after 3:00PM the day of the presentation.

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Program starts at 6 PM.

full list of 2019 Presenters

Dr. Jeff Schmid | Evenings at the Conservancy

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

Dr. Jeff Schmid

Conservancy Research Manager

Marisa Carrozzo | Evenings at the Conservancy

Western Everglades

Kathy worley &
Marisa Carrozzo

Conservancy Science Director &
Conservancy Senior Policy Specialist

Dr. Jerry Jackson | Evenings at the Conservancy


Dr. Jerry Jackson

Professor Emeritus of Ecological Sciences, FGCU


Joanna Fitzgerald | Evenings at the Conservancy

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Joanna Fitzgerald

Director, von Arx Wildlife Hospital

Dr. Harold Wanless | Evenings at the Conservancy

Sea Level Rise

Dr. Harold Wanless

University of Miami | Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences


Dr. Vince Lovko | Evenings at the Conservancy

Algae Blooms

Dr. Vince Lovko

Mote Marine | Manager of the Phytoplankton Ecology Program


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