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Matthew Rendle

RVN

Biography

Matthew Rendle, VN Council memberMatt started his veterinary nursing career at The Park Veterinary Centre, Watford in September 1989, a busy mixed and exotics 13-vet practice, where he completed his veterinary nursing qualification.

In 1994 he was made Senior Theatre Nurse. He left in 2003 to pursue his interest in zoo and wildlife nursing at the Zoological Society of London. Matthew left the Zoo in April 2017 to look for new challenges within exotic and wildlife nursing.

Matt has experience in the nursing care for many species from ants to elephants (and most things in-between) and has been fortunate to travel as part of his role.

He regularly lectures to veterinary nursing and veterinary surgeon undergraduates at the RVC as part of their core modules on topics such as herpetological husbandry, and some areas of zoo and wildlife diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia. He also lectures extensively on herpetology throughout Europe and America. 

Matt has completed a three-year term on the British Veterinary Nursing Association Council, which allowed him to help promote and raise the profile of veterinary nursing in the UK.

 

VN Council Member category

  • Elected: 2016 - 2023

 

Committee membership

  • Veterinary Nurses Council (Chair)
  • Advancement of the Professions Committee

Declaration of interests

Directorships

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Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives

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Consultancies

Member of editorial board: Magazine "The Veterinary Nurse" (part of MA Healthcare Ltd publishers)

 

Appointments to other bodies

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Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Member: British Veterinary Nursing Association (formerly Honorary Treasurer)
  • Chair: Association of Zoo and Exotics Veterinary Nurses

Employment

Matt started his career at The Park Veterinary Centre as a trainee veterinary nurse in 1989. He qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1992, and then stayed at The Park Veterinary Centre until 2003 when he moved to the veterinary department at ZSL London Zoo, being promoted to Senior Clinical Veterinary Nurse in 2014. Matthew left the Zoo in April 2017. Matt has been fortunate to work with a huge variety of species in his role for ZSL, and in various countries.  

Matt is currently Head Nurse at Independent VetCare, Leeds and also works for the CPD provider, Bandaging Angels.

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

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Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

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Other relevant information

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