The 2017 AZEVN Conference held at Bristol Zoo Gardens was the second conference officially hosted as the Association of Zoo & Exotic Veterinary Nurses and this was the first time that an AZEVN event had been held at this venue.

Conference Date:-
  Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2017
Number of Delegates:-  64
Sponsors:-  Ace Veterinary Supplies, Brosch Direct, PALS, Safe4 & Vetronic Services Ltd
Venue for Evening Social:-  Racks Bar & Kitchen


Keynote Speaker:-  Heather Bacon BSc (Hons), BVSc, CertZooMed MRCVS
Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE)
Keynote Talk Title:- Empowering Veterinary Nurses to Assess Welfare

Anonymous Feedback from our 2017 Delegates

“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!”