We are VERY excited to announce that our Bandaging Angels are extending their wings into the 'Exotic' sector with new recruits Matthew (Matt) Rendle RVN and Samantha (Sam) Ashfield RVN.
We expect that many of you will already have heard of or know Matt due to his 25 years experience of nursing exotic species, after qualifying in 1992 at a mixed and exotics practice in Watford, and during this time he has lectured at numerous veterinary nursing events on many aspects of nursing exotic species from elephants to caecilians!
After promotion to Senior Theatre Nurse in 1994 Matt left this practice in 2003 to pursue his interest in zoo and wildlife nursing at the Zoological Society of London and has since left (April 2017) to look for new challenges within exotic and wildlife nursing.
Matt is passionate about veterinary nursing and is keen to try and promote the profession and is now an elected member of the RCVS VN Council as well as the current chair of the Association of Zoo and Exotic Veterinary Nurses (AZEVN).
Sam started her nursing career in small animal practice in 1997 in Sutton Coldfield, qualifying as an RVN in 2003. Gaining her certificate in nursing exotic species in 2010 she moved to Manor Vets, Edgbaston in 2011 to work as an exotic veterinary nurse. Sam gained further exotic nursing experience through volunteering at ZSL London Zoo and at a local falconry centre.
In August 2015 Sam started her dream job at Twycross Zoo as a Veterinary Nurse. She has a diploma in Herpetology and birds of prey and has recently completed the 'Delving Deeper into Wounds' certificate, where she gained valuable knowledge in managing wounds in a zoo environment. Sam is currently working toward a reptile care and first aid certificate and the advanced programme in veterinary nursing of zoo animals.
In celebration of developing the VWL Bandaging Angels team to include Exotic Angels we thought it was only right to organise a full day of Exotic wound management which Matt and Sam will be presenting at, along with the hugely experienced and knowledgeable Dr Neil Forbes BVetMed, FRCVS, Recgonised Specialist Zoo and Wildlife (Avian).
Open to both veterinary nurses and Vets, the day will consist of a mix of lectures and two practical sessions which will provide you with a chance to get 'hands on' with Bumblefoot and Chelonia Shell Traumas which are commonly seen within practice.
Being held at Twycross Zoo on Saturday 24th November 2018 we are offering a discounted price of £125 + VAT to VWL Members (non-members price £175 + VAT) which includes course notes, lunch and refreshments, CPD Certificate, plus free entry to the zoo should you wish to look around during lunch or at the end of the day. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! For further details and to book click here: https://www.vetwoundlibrary.com/events--cpd.html
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