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The Association of Zoo & Exotic Veterinary Nurses is committed to providing the highest level of current and professional education to RVN’s working with zoo species, exotics or wildlife through unique and affordable CPD opportunities.

The main event ran by the AZEVN is an annual conference for members that is usually held over the course of a weekend at a zoological institution.

The annual AZEVN Conference provides a fantastic opportunity for members to facilitate the exchange of information and network to help promote and maintain the highest standard of veterinary nursing.

Event Feedback

The Presentations & Speakers were excellent. I have never been to an event like this but so glad that l got to experience it and l would highly recommend it, especially as it’s specifically for nurses. I cannot wait to do it again next year.

It was so well organised and the little touches from the committee were brilliant. I enjoyed every bit of it and loved the friendly, relaxed yet professional atmosphere across the weekend.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable conference. I learnt so much and could not wait to take my newfound knowledge and experience away and implement it into practice.

The AZEVN Team are very friendly and can’t do enough for you. I really enjoyed the conference. The weekend flew past. I learned loads and I found it a great opportunity to connect with like-minded Veterinary Nurses. I hope to be able to attend again next year!!

This was the first AZEVN Conference that I have attended and I would highly recommend it. The entire weekend was well organised and covered a wide range of exotic topics.

An excellent weekend of CPD; the lectures seemed very engaging and the topics very interesting and relevant.

As a student who hasn’t got years of experience in exotics/zoo, I was worried I wouldn’t understand some of the talks but they were really good, fascinating with excellent speakers.  I loved the fact people talk about cases they have personally seen which made it really interesting and I learnt a great deal over the weekend. It has inspired me to love this profession even more!!

I loved every minute of it very professionally run and well organised. Can’t wait for next year! So nice to meet a group of like-minded people and know that I have help and support out there!

The whole committee were extremely welcoming and made me feel relaxed. I had some great advice from committee members to help me gain confidence before my talk and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!

Easily the best CPD I have ever attended. The venue was beautiful, the talks interesting, the programme was well thought out and executed perfectly.

An annual treat of learning and networking with professional, passionate and energetic people, in beautiful surroundings and fabulous food.

An honour to be a part of such a unique and special Association

Upcoming AZEVN Conferences & Events

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.