College of Veterinary Medicine


Stauber Raptor Facility


The grand opening of the refurbished Stauber Raptor Facility (originally called the Carver Building Raptor Facility)  in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine on June 3, 2008 included Piper, a Peregrine Falcon, held by Heather Brurud of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Left to right, Dr. Erik Stauber of the school's small animal medicine faculty, talks to Potlatch Corporation's Dr. Terrance Cundy, Idaho Region environmental and technical services manager, and Matt Van Vleet, corporate communication director. Potlatch was a major donor to the refurbishment project.

The building was originally part of the Washington State College's world renowned poultry husbandry program and housed turkeys. It was part of the larger Carver Poultry Farm, named after John S. Carver, long-time chair of the poultry husbandry program and a nationally known poultry nutritionist.

The Stauber Raptor Facility began extensive renovations thanks to the generous support of the Potlatch Corporation who gave $25,000. Avista Utilities has also supported the program through needed electrical upgrades of our raptor facilities. The WSU Raptor Rehabilitation Club open to all students has earned more than $11,000 through their fundraising efforts and endowed funds contributed $31,000 in interest earnings. Advances in raptor care and release are directly tied to the benevolence of people who understand the challenges facing raptors in the wild and those who want to make a difference in the lives of these extraordinary birds.

"Birds of prey don't belong to any of us, yet the task of caring for injured or sick raptors belongs to all of us." —Dr. Erik Stauber, WSU veterinary professor and raptor specialist

If you find an injured raptor, seek help from a local wildlife agent or veterinarian, or call the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital at 509-335-0711.  

To give to the Raptor program contact Andrea Farmer, associate director of development at or 509-335-5389

See past raptor releases on our YouTube channel
Last Edited: Apr 14, 2014 7:08 AM   

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