Meet the Staff

The reputation and success of Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre is only made possible

because of the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers who work within the organisation.


In charge of the overall running of the Charity, funding, the administration, the Memberships, paying the

many bills, the staffing and the day-to-day running of the Hospital are:


Caroline Gould (charity founder) and Martin Brookes (general manager).


Kat Bridges and Jeff Wood are our assistant managers, responsible for the assessment of casualties

coming in, their ongoing treatment, coordinating the release of successfully rehabilitated wildlife, our staff

and volunteer training and general maintenance of the hospital and site.


Our veterinary surgeon is Tim Partridge BVSc, MRCVS. and our veterinary nurse is Lydia Parry RVN.


We also have 2 Senior Care Assistants and a team of full-time and part-time Wildlife Care Assistants,

responsible for the 24/7 hands-on care of our casualties. Although we rely on the help of volunteers every

day, we need enough fully trained, experienced staff to be able to give the professional care necessary to

rehabilitate over 5,500 casualties every year, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year .


The manager of our charity shop in Evesham is George Brotherton. and our Cheltenham shop is

managed by Angela Chapman-Smith.


The trustees of the charity are (alphabetically):

Billy Chapman-Smith, Ann Cobley, Gary Lockwood, Sally Lockwood, Eileen Walthall and Karen



Our patrons are:

Emma Goodman-Milne – TV Vet

Simon King – Wildlife Film Maker

Nigel Marven – Wildlife TV Presenter

Richard Symonds – Wildlife Artist

Hugh Warwick – Writer, ecologist and self-confessed hedgehog fanatic


If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, take a look at the ‘Getting Involved’ page for more