Wildlife Rehabilitation Director Dr. Renata Schneider, DVM, joined SFWC in 2003 and was appointed Wildlife Rehabilitation Director in 2012. Dr. Schneider performed clinical shifts and oversaw all stages of patient care, from the hospital to the treatment ward, nursery to outdoor rehabilitation habitats. In 2020, Dr. Schneider stepped down from her full-time role and now serves as a Rehabilitation Consultant and relief veterinarian for the Center.
Dr. Schneider is a regular speaker at conferences hosted by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, and the Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. She also makes frequent appearances at veterinary schools under the auspices of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and has published papers in several journals on wildlife and exotic animal medicine. Dr. Schneider collaborates with South Florida Audubon Society, Project Perch, the Shorebird Alliance, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr. Schneider also runs Exotic Veterinary Services. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Montreal.