WVI is privileged to have such distinguished people recognising the value of WVI’s work

Steve Leonard

Steve Leonard

Ever since graduating from Bristol Vet School in 1996, Steve Leonard has combined working as a small animal vet with being a TV wildlife presenter, filming documentaries around the globe for the BBC, ITV and Animal Planet.

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Lord Cromwell

As an avid childhood watcher of Daktari, the fictional adventures of a vet and his family at an animal behaviour study centre in East Africa, Godfrey Cromwell can claim WVI-style enthusiasm from an early age.

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Lord Fairfax

Nicholas Fairfax is a qualified barrister with an impressive background in the private sector, having held various leading positions in the shipping and marine insurance industries during his thirty-year career.

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Brig. Dr. Tom Ogilvie-Graham

Tom Ogilvie-Graham BVMAS DipLaw MRCVS FIBiol Barrister

Tom Ogilvie-Graham is one of our founding trustees, inspired by his belief that the creation of WVI could fill a gaping hole in the multidisciplinary world of conservation.

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Matt Brash

Matt Brash has always had a passion for the care, rehabilitation and return to the wild of wildlife, although he was in general veterinary practice for over twenty years before turning his full attention to working with wildlife and zoo animals.

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Peregrine Heathcote

As a renowned artist in both the UK and US, as well as an entrepreneur, Peregrine is no stranger to making things happen.

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Kate Humble

Kate has been a Patron of WVI since its beginnings in 2004. She is perhaps best known for presenting iconic shows such as the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

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On Friday 19th May, hundreds and thousands of primary schoolchildren all over the UK will be attempting to set a new Guinness™ World Record by taking part in the largest sponsored walk

Saving some of the planet’s rarest creatures from extinction needs expert help, and WVI can supply that when and where it’s needed.

Steve Leonard, Veterinary Surgeon and TV Presenter


WVI is indebted to the generous individuals and organisations whose ongoing support - financial, moral and in kind - allows us to deliver our conservation objectives.