The People at Vale
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.
As we are open 24/7, 365 days a year we have to employ a large team to enable us to offer the best
care possible round the clock to every animal that is admitted, as well as keep up with the
ever-growing administration necessary to keep the charity ticking over:
We couldn’t do without our team of full-time and part-time Wildlife Care Assistants, responsible
for the 24/7 hands-on care of our casualties;
Our Vet team, carrying out operations, x-rays and ongoing daily treatments to the animals in care;
The Admin staff, booking casualties in, updating our database, letter writing, answering emails,
keeping the accounts and banking up-to-date;
And of course, the vital volunteers, without whom we would not be able to cope with the growing workload.
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 6,500 casualties every year, 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year.
The trustees of the charity are (alphabetically):
Billy Chapman-Smith, Gary Lockwood, Sally Lockwood, Tony Nevin (Zoo Ost Ltd), Eileen Walthall and Karen Wildin.
Our patrons are:
Emma Goodman-Milne – TV Vet
Simon King – Wildlife Film Maker
Nigel Marven – Wildlife TV Presenter
Tony Nevin, Zoo Ost Ltd – Wildlife Osteopath
Richard Symonds – Wildlife Artist
Hugh Warwick – Writer, ecologist and self-confessed hedgehog fanatic