AZEVN Volunteers

Our Volunteers

The continued success and growth of the AZEVN is due to the significant contribution that our members and volunteers make to help ensure that we can keep closely aligned with our core values and help to facilitate the exchange of information and networking between RVNs to help promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary nursing within Zoo & Exotic Institutions.

AZEVN Volunteer #1
Georgie Bardsley
RVN ISFM certFN & APVN (Reptiles, Avian & Small Mammals)
AZEVN Volunteer #2
Charlotte Busuttil
BSc (Hons) RVN, DipVNZS APVN (Zoo)
AZEVN Volunteer #3
Victoria Stearman
BSc(Hons) APVN(SM) RVN
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“Creating a knowledge-rich environment, supported and surrounded by other like-minded individuals, is vital to our continual professional development as Veterinary Nurses. The AZEVN work tirelessly to provide this to all Veterinary Professionals, ensuring our patients receive the very best care possible. Whilst volunteering for AZEVN, I have been inspired by the passion, dedication and knowledge of the committee. Not only do they support the veterinary nursing community, but they also help other veterinary and wildlife organisations. I feel very proud to be a part of something so special.”

Joanna Noble RVN – 2019-20 & 2020-21 AZVEN Volunteer

“I applied to be an AZEVN Volunteer because I wanted to be apart of something unique, to help support other VNs and network with like minded professionals in the hopes of improving animal welfare. I have loved my time as an AZEVN Volunteer and encourage others to apply for this amazing opportunity.”

Kelly Deane FdSc RVN – 2018-19 AZVEN Volunteer

“Volunteering with the AZEVN has been a great experience. I have been able to get involved and assist with the running of this fantastic association, helping to share knowledge and passion for zoo and exotic nursing, and getting to watch the association grow and welcome new members. I have gained confidence in public speaking, as well as having great opportunities to see (and contribute to!) all the hard work that goes into the association’s beautifully informative website and annual conferences. The AZEVN team have been supportive and welcoming during my time involved with them – as a delegate and volunteer. I feel incredibly proud to have been a part of it, and will continue to be involved for many years to come!”

Charlotte Busuttil BSc (Hons) RVN, DipVNZS APVN(Zoo) – 2021-22 & 2022-23 AZEVN Volunteer

What do AZEVN Volunteers do?

What skills/abilities do AZEVN Volunteers need?

How many AZEVN Volunteer positions are there and how long do they last for?

There are a minimum of two volunteers positions available and these will run for a period of 12 months between AZEVN Conferences.

Become a Volunteer

Applications for AZEVN Volunteer positions for 2023/24 are now open.  Please complete the below form to apply. 

Name *
Place Of Work *
Post Noms *
RCVS Number *
Mini Biography *
(max 250 words)
Why do you want to be an AZEVN Volunteer *
(max 250 words)

Our next AZEVN Event

2023 AZEVN Conference

@ Spring Grove House, West Midlands Safari Park
May 13, 2023
& May 14, 2023
2023 AZEVN Conference
Keynote Speaker:
Anne Mcbride BSc, PhD, Cert. Cons & Ecol, ABTC-CAB
Keynote Subject:
"Being Small"

Meet the AZEVN Team

The AZEVN is run by AZEVN is run by a committee of elected volunteers, all RVNs. These volunteer workers work tirelessly to ensure the AZEVN runs smoothly every day. Learn about AZEVN’s Team and the RVNs who work there.