Listen to my interview:
Heritage Radio’s Animal Instincts show.

I am a New York State Class II Wildlife Rehabilitator (#147) and am licensed to train and designate “those trained in widlife rehabilitation” as subpermittees. Please let me know if you are interested in becoming an apprentice.

I have specialized in native turtle conservation since 2004. Recently, I have expanded into public education, lectures, and training other rehabilitators. Our native turtle species are experiencing population declines, and I am dedicated to educating people about the ways we can protect and preserve these majestic animals.

I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or thoughts to share.
Patricia Johnson


[Note: I’m available to do trainings and lectures. Please contact me about availability and topics.]

  • Turtle Conservation and Habitat Preservation – Rye Neck AP Environmental Science Class 2016
  • Turtle Conservation Begins at Home: Easy Things You Can Do Help – Rockland Audubon 2016
  • Yorktown Trailtown – turtle pond 2016
  • Turtle Nest Site Protection – Rockland Audubon 2015
  • Communicating Science – NEPARC 2015
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation as it Intersects with Conservation – CT Wildlife Rehabilitators Group 2015
  • Turtle Rehabilitation Intensive – Adorondack Aildlife Center – April 29 & 30


  • Ranaviruses: Emerging Pathogens of Ecothermic Vertebrates, GRC online grad-level course 2016 (83 CE hours)
  • Critical Care Techniques and Considerations in Chelonian Patients, NWRA 2016
  • NEPARC Fellow – Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science PARC/SSAR 2015
  • Hudsonia – Conservation of Urban Biodiversity
  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation – Species Monitoring and Conservation: Reptiles


  • Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (www.arav.org)
  • Global Ranavirus Consortium (GRC) Charter Member (http://www.ranavirus.org/)
  • NEPARC, and the Emerging Diseases Working Group
  • National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
  • New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
  • Diamondback Terrapin Working Group


  • International Wildlife Diseases Association Meeting 2016
  • North American Box Turtle Conservation Workshop 2016
  • Global Rana Virus Consortium 2015
  • National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association 2011,2015
  • Northeast Parnters in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 2011, 2013, 2015
  • ARAV Emerging Diseases 2014
  • Box Turtle Conservation Workshop 2013
  • Diamondback Terrapin Working Group 5th national symposium 2010
  • Turtle Head-starting conference 2010
  • NYSWRC 2009



  • Conservation and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles for U.S. National Parks in the Northeast
  • 5 Common Reptile Emergencies (1 R.A.C.E. CE hour)


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