Next course dates: Please contact the BHPS on 01584 890801
for the next course date with places available.
Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre and The British Hedgehog
Preservation Society have joined forces to offer a one-day course,
'Basic Hedgehog First Aid, Care and Rehabilitation.'
Although concentrating on hedgehogs, the principles apply to most mammals and
the course is therefore beneficial to anyone wanting to learn more about
wildlife rehabilitation in general.
This course, held at our hospital in Beckford, 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, examining and the initial treatment
of hedgehogs, the legislation involved, zoonotic risks, fluid therapy, when to be
worried about green 'poo', orphan rearing, feeding and practical sessions
including microscopy, rehydration and hedgehog anatomy.
An itinerary can be downloaded here.
The cost of the course is just £50 (£20 if you are a registered BHPS carer), which includes
the course booklet, a certificate, and tea and coffee (lunch not included).
The course must be booked through the BHPS and if you are interested in booking or you
want more information, please ring them on 01584 890801, or email them at email@example.com