About Us

We are a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility for select injured and orphaned animals in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The Facility

Rowena Wildlife Clinic from the road

A view of the clinic from the road.

Clinic view from rear

The clinic from the rear.

The Kinsman Foundation

The Kinsman Foundation has provided much of the funding for the facility buildings.

Pond on the RWC grounds

The pond behind the clinic.

Scroll down for a four-part television program by CGN7, "Making A Difference" about the Rowena Wildlife Clinic.

Host Elaine Busby explores the operation of the Clinic and the birds that have gone on to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, interviews Dr. Cypher and even releases a rehabilitated redtailed hawk into the wild. Use of these video segments was graciously permitted by Jon Compton, producer of the show and now with The Portland Show. Photography and editing was done by Mark Hemingway; Rachel Hallett provided design layout and Cory Bernard did the project development.

Outdoor cages for recuperating wild animals

Some of the outdoor cages for recuperating animals.

Indoor cages for recuperating wild animals

Indoor cages for the smaller patients.

New home for eagles under construction.

A new home for eagles, under construction in October 2008.

Wildlife Rehabbers and Veterinarians

The Rowena Wildlife Clinic was founded in 2000 by Jean Cypher, DVM. Dr. Cypher, a 1991 graduate of Washington State University, envisions a network of charitable organizations along the Columbia River Gorge that can aid wild and domestic animals and foster friendly relations between the human community and their animal neighbors.

All veterinarians at the Clinic are volunteers.

Dr Cypher holding a rescued cat.

Dr. Jean Cypher with an injured cat.

Ash Harris

Ash Harris is a former Professor of English at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR. Ash started as Wildlife Rehabilitator in 2019. The clinic is so lucky she decided to join our small band of animal lovers. Ash lives in White Salmon.

Calley Lovett

Calley Lovett lives in Mosier and is a professional artist operating her own business Scry Eye Photography. She is passionate about wildlife and is dedicated to the clinic. Her wonderful photos can be seen on our Facebook page.

Dr. Jonit Greenberger

Dr. Jonit Greenberger is a sports medicine and rehabilitation veterinarian with a special interest in raptor medicine. She started working with RWC in 2016 and lives in Hood River with her family.

Dr. Anderson walking her dog.

"The animals of this world are our extended family, as we are theirs. This is a relationship far richer and more delightful for us all than being assigned dominion over them."

Cindy Anderson DVM, a long-time volunteer, passed away July 24, 2008 due to liver cancer. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor, and a great vet. We will miss her very much. Her obituary is posted here.

Dr. Cypher and the Clinic profiled on CGN-7 "Making A Difference", part 1 of 4.

Part 2 - an interview with Dr. Cypher in "Making A Difference".

Part 3 - at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Part 4 - releasing a red-tailed hawk.