Meet the Staff
The reputation and success of Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre is only made possible by 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 McCaughan and Jeff Wood are our assistant managers, responsible for the assessment of casualties coming in, their ongoing treatment, the release of successfully rehabilitated wildlife, staff and volunteer training and general maintenance of the hospital and site.
Our veterinary surgeon is Tim Partridge BVSc, MRCVS. and our full-time veterinary nurse is Lydia Parry RVN.
We also have a team of 12 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 4,500+ casualties every year on a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year basis.
The manager of our charity shop in Evesham is George Brotherton. and our Cheltenham shop is managed by Ang Chapman-Smith.
The trustees of the charity are (alphabetically):
Billy Chapman-Smith, Gary Lockwood, Sally Lockwood, Eileen Walthall and Karen Wildin.
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 information.