'Hedgehog First Aid, Care and Rehabilitation'
FRONT COVER - hedgehog course companion

We are also able to take our 1-day ‘Basic First Aid, Care & Rehabilitation of Hedgehogs’ course on the road.

The course is aimed at hedgehog carers, rescue centre staff, volunteers, vets and vet nurses

and provides valuable information about hedgehogs and the rehabilitation process.

 You can purchase various items to help hedgehog carers e.g. heat pads and

tick lassos, here


If you’re interested in orgnaising a course in your area, and have found a suitable venue (the venue will need blackout facilities for the PowerPoint presentation, as well as kitchen, toilet and handwashing facilities) that is large enough to comfortably accommodate up to 30 delegates, please email to go through the next steps and confirm a date.

Our ‘on the road’ courses are normally organised to run on Saturdays.



  • a 50% discount for the course organiser (1 person)
  • a brief introduction to Vale Wildlife Hospital
  • legal aspects
  • zoonotic risks
  • initial examination & assessment
  • wounds
  • fluid therapy
  • administering fluids (practical session)
  • worried about green ‘poo’?
  • parasites
  • ongoing care
  • diet
  • release
  • includes a full colour course book (Course Companion for Lay People) containing all the information covered on the day and much more, plus a certificate of course completion. Note: Veterinary practices can purchase copies of the course book containing details of the medications used at Vale and the dose rates recommended for them. We can only sell these and send them to registered veterinary practices.

The course runs from 9am (prompt) until around 5pm and must be booked & paid for directly through us at Vale Wildlife Hospital.

Dorset Mammal Group Attendee – 1st May 2022

Absolutely wonderful, informative, engaging & interesting course.

Sheffield course 14/01/2020 (Veterinary Nurse)

‘The best CPD I’ve ever done.

Great value for the cost of the day!’

Beccles course 29/04/2023

‘Course content comprehensive & practical. Will definitely improve & impact upon my daily practice. Recommend this course to anyone working/caring for hedgehogs.

Bedford course 12/01/19

‘Thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Travelled from France to attend & have learnt so much. Jeff & Caroline are fabulous, making one day very informative & enjoyable.’