Matt 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 and was made Senior Theatre Nurse in 1994.
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 extensively across the world as part of his roles. He lectures to veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons extensively throughout Europe, Asia and America on topics such as animal welfare, anaesthesia, nutrition, diagnostic imagining, in a wild range of zoo, exotics and wildlife species.Matt has completed a three-year term on the British Veterinary Nursing Association Council and is in his sixth year of being on CVS V council and currently holds the position of Chair. Matt is the Chair of AZEVN which he helped found in 2016 to provide CPD for nurses working with zoo, exotics, and wildlife species.