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).
Becky Favier is our Casualty Manager and Jeff Wood is the assistant manager, 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
Our veterinary surgeon is Tim Partridge BVSc, MRCVS., assisted by veterinary nurse Lydia Parry RVN.
We also have Senior Care Assistant Dean Harrison, 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 6,000 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