Our mission is to provide medical and surgical management for wildlife by offering mobile veterinary services at no charge for free-ranging wild animals and migratory birds.
Accordingly, wildlife will be treated by a California licensed veterinarian in a mobile setting that is the same as a “typical” commercial practitioner. This includes a veterinarian-client-patient relationship and maintaining medical records and practicing in accordance with the prescribed standards.
In order to provide these services that include aseptic surgeries, the minimum standards must be met according to the California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 2030(g). Once the mobile practice has been purchased Dr. Pollard an experienced veterinarian/surgeon will make her availability flexible to assist with injured wildlife. A call would be the best method to schedule and discuss need. We are relying on donations in order to provide services to wildlife in a mobile clinic that the law defines as being used for “small animal domestic pets” but applies to any animal.
Holly Pollard-Wright DVM, CCRP
Dr. Holly Pollard-Wright is CEO/President and operates Wild Ride Wildlife Services, Inc. She graduated with her DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. While practicing general veterinary medicine, Dr. Pollard pursued her interest in orthopedic surgery by receiving mentoring with board-certified orthopedic surgeons and became certified to perform tibial plateau leveling osteotomies (TPLO) in 2004. Dr. Pollard was invited to become a part of a traveling surgery group made of boarded and experienced surgeons. She had a successful traveling surgery business in Wisconsin until relocating to California. Additionally, Dr. Pollard pursued and obtained post-doctorate training in rehabilitation and obtained her CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) from the University of Tennessee. She opened a small gym in conjunction with her traveling surgery business and performed the post-operative rehabilitation on her orthopedic surgery patients (Click here for testimonials).
Dr. Pollard's interest in rehabilitation was combined with her desire to benefit wildlife during her service as a volunteer veterinarian for a local wildlife rehabilitation center in Wisconsin. There Dr. Pollard performed many fracture repairs and soft-tissue surgeries on avian as well as mammalian patients.
She has done research on wildlife rehabilitation that was published (click here).
Dr. Mark Wright MD
Mark is the treasurer of Wild Ride Wildlife Services, Inc and is a physician specializing in psychiatry. He practices general adult psychiatry with Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.
Jay E Miller
Jay is secretary of Wild Ride Wildlife Services, Inc and is a social worker employed with Heartland Alliance Health helping formerly homeless clients remain housed. He is receiving clinical supervision to prepare for the licensing exam as he aspires to becoming a therapist.
Lorelei is a Wild Ride Wildlife Services, Inc advisory board member. She is retired; and now is a community advocate for affordable housing in Wilmette Illinois. She received her BA the University of Chicago: Romance Languages; MA Northwestern University