The Association of Zoo & Exotic Veterinary Nursing (AZVEN) operates an annual opt-in membership scheme and in order to become a member, you will need to meet the following criteria:-

  • You are a Registered Veterinary Nurse working within a Zoo, or an Exotics Practice.
  • You have previous experience of working within a Zoo, or an Exotics Practice.
  • You are a Student Veterinary Nurse working towards your RVN Qualification.
  • You have a passion for/interest in learning more about the Veterinary Nursing of Zoo & Exotic species.

Your AZEVN Membership not only ensures that you have the opportunity to attend all AZEVN Events, including the annual AZEVN Conference but also entitles you to the additional benefits listed below:-

  • Have a voice on the future direction of the AZEVN through voting rights at the AZEVN AGM on constitutional and operational matters.
  • Have the opportunity to network, interact and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience of VN’s working within the Zoo & Exotic Sector.
  • To benefit from the strong working relationships that the AZEVN has established with industry leading organisations who sponsor and support the AZEVN.
  • Have the right to stand for an AZEVN Committee or Volunteer Position as they become available, in accordance with the application procedures stated in the AZEVN Constitution.

And best of all, membership is free!!!


To become a member of the AZEVN is a two-stage process and please read the below information carefully to ensure that your application can be processed in the most efficient manner.

Stage 1
Fill out the form below to submit your application to the AZEVN Team, who will then be able to review your membership request.

Stage 2
To the e-mail address you have used in your application, you will receive an e-mail from asking you to confirm that all details are correct. You must follow the instructions in this e-mail to complete the second part of your AZEVN application.

Please ensure to check your Junk E-Mail Folder as if is not saved as one of your safe senders, then it is likely that the e-mail will sent to your Junk Folder.  We would advise to mark as a safe sender to ensure that you receive e-mails from the AZEVN in the future.


Please note that the AZEVN Committee are all volunteers and whilst we will endeavour to process your membership application as quickly as possible, this may take up to 3 weeks during this busy pre-AZEVN Conference period and we thank you for your understanding on this matter.