Dr. Dan Famini, DVM
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Dr.Dan Famini is our Veterinarian On Record. In addition to teaching at the Santa Rosa Junior College, volunteering at Animal Care and Control, and practicing at several local practices, he gives his expert advice and treatment to our wildlife patients. He likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters. His favorite animal is the chicken, even though he's worked on a huge variety of animals.
Animal Care Assistant
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Animal Care Assistant
Katie has a BS in Environmental Biology from California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, CA. She has a background in animal care, including working as a keeper at Safari West. However, her passion for wildlife, rehabilitation, and environmental education brought her here. Katie hopes that through public education, we'll create a world where humans and animals can successfully coexist.
Assistant Animal Care Director
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Education Outreach Director
Linnaea comes from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She began her college career interested in organic agriculture, then wildlife conservation, and ended up graduating with a degree in anthropology. She has worked at many animal related jobs, from a veterinary clinic to an angora goat ranch. She recently returned from teaching English in Japan with a desire to get out of the city and back to nature. She’s been interested in wildlife rehabilitation ever since the “Squirrel Lady,” a squirrel rehabilitator, talked to her Girl Scout troop. Many years later, Linnaea is thrilled to combine her loves of nature and education, as well as pick up new skills in animal care and treatment. Linnaea is in charge of booking educational presentations and tours, among many other things. Come visit us, and bring your kids!
Michael is from San Diego. As our Exclusion Director, Michael helps people manage wildlife problems humanely. When he was a kid, his father’s rule was “If you kill it, you eat it,” so he quickly learned to respect and value wildlife. He has been working in construction since he was big enough to hold a hammer. He has a degree in Engineering and Physics and likes building cars in his free time. He also does pretty much every outdoor sport.
Danielle is the Animal Care Director at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. As Animal Care Director, Danielle has overall responsibility for the hospital, all volunteers that foster animals or work in the hospital, and the care of all animals in the temporary or permanent custody of Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. Danielle is also the main interface with the ten Good Samaritan Veterinary practices that care for the most serious cases of animal injury or sickness. Danielle has over 10 years of hands-on experience with animal rescue and care: first as a volunteer, then as an Animal Care Assistant, and in 2010, as the full time Animal Care Director. Danielle is in her third and final year in the veterinary technician program at Santa Rosa Junior College. In addition, she has certifications in Animal Capture and Transport and Wildlife Emergency Response. She is also 24 hour HAZWOPER certified and is on the Oil Spill Emergency Response team.
Animal Care Director
After a fifteen-year career in education, Ms. Duncan became involved in wildlife rehabilitation in 1997 at the urging of her young daughter. To support her daughter’s dream, Ms. Duncan and her daughter volunteered together at various wildlife centers in northern California. In 2000, Ms. Duncan was hired as the first employee of Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue and was subsequently promoted to Executive Director. She has served as a board member for the California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators and the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee – an appointment by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. She is currently a member of Oiled Wildlife Care Network and International Bird Rescue Center’s Oiled Wildlife Response Team. In 2004, Ms. Duncan launched a pilot nuisance wildlife exclusion service – “A Wildlife Exclusion Service.” (AWES) She now mentors other wild rehabilitation centers to start their own exclusion service.Ms. Duncan especially enjoys hands-on work including wildlife rescues, oil spill response, designing and building wildlife enclosures, and working with other professional and passionate people in the field.
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Location: 403 Mecham Rd, Petaluma CA 94952
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