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Wild ARC Staff Team

We have a small but extremely dedicated staff team at Wild ARC. Their backgrounds are varied, including education in animal health, biology, environmental studies and wildlife welfare. They are united by their passion for wildlife and the hours they have dedicated to their chosen field, volunteering and further developing their professional expertise.

Current Opportunities:

We do not have any open postings at this time. However, if you are an experienced wildlife rehabilitator who has worked in a busy centre with many species and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we are always interested in keeping your information for future openings. Please email your resume and cover letter to info@wildarc.com.

Our Staff Team:

Andrea Wallace, PhD – Manager: Andrea has a PhD (Conservation science) from Imperial College London, UK and extensive experience in natural resource management, wildlife ecology and behaviour. Her research has taken her all over the globe, including Hawaii, eastern Bering Sea, Rwanda, Uganda, Madagascar, Zambia and Tanzania. Andrea’s experience includes coaching staff and volunteers, community outreach and establishing stakeholder relationships, which led to her becoming Wild ARC Manager in March 2017.

Tara Thom – Assistant Manager: Tara joined Wild ARC in May 2019 to lead our incredible volunteer teams!



Wallis  – Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator (interim): Wallis has been a rehabilitator with Wild ARC for many years during her schooling, before becoming the interim Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator in Dec 2018.



Vanessa, BSc, RVT – Wildlife Rehabilitator: Vanessa has a biology degree from the University of Victoria and completed her Animal Health Technologist training at Thompson Rivers University. She completed a practicum at Wild ARC and Critter Care, and worked at Wildlife Rescue Association.


Karen – Wildlife Rehabilitator:




Catherine  – Wildlife Rehabilitator: Catherine is a lifelong naturalist and wildlife enthusiast. She has a background as a veterinary assistant, a wildlife tracker, and has taken an assortment of biology-related courses. She has worked at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center, and O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife both in animal care and education outreach roles before coming to Wild ARC in July 2016.


Ella – Wildlife Rehabilitator: Ella has a biology and psychology degree from Dalhousie University, specializing in Animal Behaviour. She studied endangered turtle species using conservation canines in Nova Scotia, marine mammal distribution in the Bay of Fundy, and performed species counts in South African game reserves. After completing a summer practicum at Wild ARC, she continued developing her skills as a casual Junior Rehabilitator before becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator in summer 2019.


Mae, RVT – Wildlife Rehabilitator: Mae started her career with the BCSPCA at the Vancouver animal shelter. She completed her Veterinary Technician training at Douglas College. She volunteered at Charlie’s pet food bank, Wildlife Rescue Association and O.W.L. She also works at two local Veterinary clinics.


Aria – Wildlife Assistant: Aria was a 2018 summer student with Wild ARC before joining our team full-time in January 2019.



Ashley, BSc – Wildlife Assistant: Ashley has a biology degree from the University of Victoria and joined Wild ARC in 2016. She previously volunteered for the Pacific Peoples Partnership and worked for the Victoria Bug Zoo, Parks Canada and Tugwell Creek Honey Farm.



Marguerite, BSc, RVT – on leave Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator: Marguerite has a biology degree from the University of British Columbia and completed her Animal Health Technologist training at Douglas College. She volunteered at Wildlife Rescue Association, the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and the Vancouver Avian Research Centre. She worked at the Mountain View Conservation Society and Wildlife Rescue Association, as well as in an emergency veterinary hospital.

Casual Staff:

  • Wildlife Rehabilitators: Christina (RVT, CWR) & Dana
  • Junior Wildlife Rehabilitators: Caitlynn, Sabrina, Sean


Sara Dubois, PhD, RPBio – Chief Scientific Officer & Director, Science & Policy: Sara works at the BC SPCA provincial office directing province-wide welfare science operations, programs and advocacy projects. She leads four teams of staff experts in animal welfare and policy (Companion, Farm & Wildlife Welfare, AnimalKind Accreditation), including Wild ARC management staff. Born and raised in Langford, Sara graduated from UVic with a BSc (Biology) and obtained her MSc and PhD (Animal Science) from UBC. Sara started working for the BC SPCA in 2001 as a contract movie monitor for animals, and was Wild ARC manager from 2004-2008. She is a Registered Professional Biologist and serves as Adjunct Professor in the UBC Applied Biology Program.

Supporting our talented staff is an equally dedicated volunteer crew. Consider joining our volunteer team!