Meet The A.E.R.O Rehabbers
Prince William County
Olivia grew up with animals her entire life. Olivia became an apprentice under Janette Wright and got her rehabilitator license in 2017. So far, her favorite animals to work with have been turtles and bats. She is currently focusing on educating our new care providers, apprentices, and rehabilitators.
Olivia currently lives in Gainesville with her husband Anthony, two kids Ari and Ciro, two dogs Chunk and Nina, and two cats Chewie, and Patrick. Her long term goal is to create an understanding of nature, and how we as humans are part of it, what we can do to better coexist and help better support our earth. When she finally does that, she plans to retire near the beach where she can work with the sea turtles and drink wine all day.
Prince William County
Laura is a licensed Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDWR) rehabilitator caring for small mammals, rabies vector species (RVS), opossums, and reptiles. As our Chief Rehabilitator, she works closely with Olivia LoBalbo to ensure the highest quality of care for our A.E.R.O. VDWR licensees. Laura is our A.E.R.O. go-to rehabber for orphaned newborn mammals, particularly squirrels, commonly called “pinkies”. These 0-3 week old squirrels require a 2-hour feeding schedule and extensive care to ensure survival. As a high-volume rehabilitator, Laura cares for the injured and sick animals who are the most at risk not to survive. She applies a fact-based approach to her practice of care and is continuing researching new approaches to caring for our Virginia wildlife who are sick and injured.
She lives in Haymarket, Prince William County, on 2.5 acres which she shares with her released squirrels, bunnies, and opossums.
Annie is a licensed Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources rehabilitator caring for small mammals, fawns, and foxes. She is an animal lover raised with horses, dogs, cats, and rabbits. Since becoming a rehabilitator, she has been blessed to rehabilitate squirrels, cottontail bunnies, fawns, raccoons, and foxes.
Annie and her husband live on 5 acres in Centreville on property which adjoins Bull Run Regional Parkland.