Darran joined the Ark team in June 2008, having previously spent many years working in retail. He took the opportunity to fulfil his lifelong ambition to work with animals, and completed his veterinary nurse training with us and qualified as an RVN in October 2015.
He is also a clinical coach, which means that he is able to oversee nursing students and sign off their practical on-the-job training.
Darran most recently passed his exotic nursing certificate (C&G Cert VNES) as he has a great love for all exotics - especially reptiles and birds. He finds it very rewarding to support our exotic vets with inpatient care and husbandry. His favourite aspects of the job are assisting with surgical procedures and monitoring anaesthetics in theatre, and taking x-rays of our patients during investigative treatment.
He enjoys playing his guitar and listening to music. He also spends some of his time reading factual books and is full of useless information - which means he's great to have around during a pub quiz, as his level of general knowledge is amazing.
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