Wildlife Rehab (Rehabilitation) – Johns Creek

injured owl - wildlife rehabilitation
Injured Owl being treated before released.

Over the years Windward Animal Hospital, Dr Stewart Colby, has been committed to the betterment of animal welfare and to the community. One way of the many ways of giving back to the community has been through his Wildlife Rehab License obtained through the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) & the decision to provide free services for injured and orphaned local wildlife in need of medical treatment.

For many years we were the only rehabber in the Johns Creek area that the DNR would direct the public to for help.  Now there are many other volunteers, both companies and individuals.  The DNR’s list can be found here: (Wildlife Rehab List)


– Wildlife Rehab Policy Changes –

With great sadness, we have recently had to change our policy on wildlife intake and limit it to existing customers ONLY.  From our existing customers, we will take in wildlife that has become sick, injured or orphaned for the purpose of rehabilitation and release back into the wild.  All such wildlife will be released into its proper environment as soon as it can survive on it’s own.

Continuing his dedication to wildlife and it’s welfare, Dr. Colby offers his expertise to the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, Georgia & as the Primary Vet overseeing the all of the wildlife rehab needs of Southern Wildlife Management (a local wildlife trapping & control, rehabilitation company).

Furthermore, if you are having problems with squirrels, bats, rats, coyotes, snakes & more… please call Southern Wildlife Management. You can hire them to resolve the issue with any of Georgia’s wildlife that has become a nuisance.  Their card is available at our front desk or simply click on their name to go to their website.

Thanks to his relationship with the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Dr. Colby has had the opportunity to work with many exotic animals including lions, tigers, zebras, koala bears and more.

For more information about the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and their facility in Dahlonega click on their name to be taken to their website.


Please Note: No information can be released about any wildlife once it is placed in the care of the Windward Animal Hospital. This is the normal policy for free services rendered.