'Hedgehog First Aid, Care and Rehabilitation'
At the moment we only run one course at the Hospital in Beckford but we are planning more educational opportunities in the future. However, if you are interested in spending time at Vale to shadow staff in order to learn about wildlife rehabilitation, we do offer work experience placements.

The course runs from 9am until around 4-4.3front cover0pm and must be booked and paid for through the BHPS. Their telephone number is 01584 890 801.


Dates of next courses: 

Monday 30th October 2017 (FULLY BOOKED)

Monday 27th November 2017 (SORRY, FULLY BOOKED)

The next course will be held early in 2018 – date to be announced


The one-day course, run in association with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, is designed for hedgehog carers and, although aimed at beginners, it is proving very popular for both novices and experienced carers alike. It also provides a get together for like-minded people where we can discuss all sorts of problems, treatments, drugs and dosages which can and does benefit everyone. The one day course includes the basics of:

  • assessing and examining
  • initial treatment
  • legislation involved
  • zoonotic risks
  • fluid therapy
  • when to be worried about green ‘poo’
  • parasite treatment
  • feeding
  • practical sessions including microscopy and rehydration by injection. 

The course runs from 9am until around 4-4.30pm and must be booked & paid for through the BHPS. Their telephone number is 01584 890 801.


If you are unable to get to us for the course, Vale Wildlife Hospital is now able to come to you! 

For groups of 12 or more, if you can provide the venue, we can deliver the one-day course in your area.

Perfect for vets, vet nurses, hedgehog carers, wildlife rescues or anyone who wants to learn the basics of hedgehog rehabilitation.

The cost is £75 per person (includes course booklet containing all the information covered in the course and much more, and a certificate of completion).

Contact us by phone 01386 882288 or email for more information.