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Into the Sunset for our 2022 Veterinary Nursing Graduates

A balmy summer’s evening and a spectacular Cottesloe Beach sunset made the perfect backdrop for our 2022 Veterinary Nursing  Graduation Ceremony.

Over 200 guests and graduates joined us this year to celebrate the completion of their Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The ceremony included the formal presentation of certificates and the announcement of our annual special recognition awards.

AVT Director Dr Anne Beugelaar commented, “It was wonderful to hear so many positive stories from students and their families about their veterinary nursing journeys. It always humbles me to hear we have been part of the process of turning someone’s love for animals into a career they are truly passionate about.”

This year’s special recognition certificates included our much anticipated Student of the Year Award in Veterinary Nursing as well as the VNCA achievement award. This award is presented by the Vet Nurses Council of Australia and is awarded to one Vet Nursing student who has demonstrated their character as an ambassador for all nursing students collectively.

Veterinary Nursing students - graduation 2022

2022 Veterinary Nursing Graduate Award Winners

  • Aleeshia Bartolone:  Student of the Year for Veterinary Nursing
  • Hayley Simich: Certificate of Merit for Vet Nursing (On-Campus studies Full-time)
  • Siobhan Orgles: Certificate of Merit for Vet Nursing (On-Campus studies Part-time)
  • Richelle Beswick: Certificate of Merit for Vet Nursing (Blended eLearning)
  • Keeley Bennett: Workplace Excellence Award
  • Nicole Clements:  VNCA Achievement Award

As Perth’s one and only dedicated animal care college and registered training organisation, we can offer our students unparalleled training, expertise, and opportunity. More than 80% of our veterinary nursing graduates secure employment during their training or soon after. We work with numerous professional partners to ensure that our standards of education meet the demands of the veterinary field across Australia and beyond. This also enables us to offer our students access to professional mentors, employers, and other relationships that can get them started on building a successful career while they’re learning.

Our courses can be completed online, blended or on-campus. Positions on-campus are highly competitive, as we offer workplace training in Perth’s leading veterinary organisations and animal care facilities, including the RSPCA, Greyhounds as Pets and Cat Haven.

Our students have access to resources and experiences that they wouldn’t find almost anywhere else. It’s one of the major reasons aspiring veterinary nurses and animal care workers around the country look to us to pursue their dreams.

Earning a qualification, whether online or on-campus, is a rewarding and insightful journey in itself that has the potential to transform lives. Our students haven’t simply earned a certificate, they’ve acquired some of the most profound knowledge in the world pertaining to their chosen career paths.  Having completed their course work and proven themselves beyond the highest standards, we expect each of our 2022 graduates to look forward to a bright and fulfilling future. The hard work and perseverance it takes to make it this far is worth our most sincere congratulations. With respect to every graduate, their friends, and their families, we wish them the best of luck moving forward. Applications to start a pathway to Vet Nursing in 2023 are available now. Learn more

Appreciation and thank you

We thank the supporting industry partners we work with including many of Perth’s leading veterinary hospitals, welfare organisations, wildlife and rehabilitation centres, kennels, catteries, animal daycare centres and other animal-related businesses. We couldn’t do it without you! Thank you also to the VNCA for supporting our award ceremony.


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Why choose AVT?

Dedicated Animal Care College

AVT has been delivering Vet Nursing and Animal Care related courses for over 25 years. It's safe to say there are no plumbing or hairdressing courses here!

Prerequisite course for veterinary nursing

Outstanding Track Record

A recent NCVER VET student outcomes report found 93% of AVT graduates were employed or enrolled in further study after training and 95% of graduates would recommend the training provided by AVT.

Prerequisite course for veterinary nursing

Safe and Supported Learning

Our qualified teaching team have many years of experience as well as extensive backgrounds in the veterinary and animal care industry. They're approachable and dedicated to helping students succeed.

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