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


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