Meet our team


Caitlyn Nicholson

Veterinary Nurse and Trainer & Assessor

Caitlyn has over 12 years’ experience working as a Small Animal Veterinary Nurse. Caitlyn’s passion for animals started at a very early age having grown up on a farm in rural Victoria.

After completing high school, Caitlyn was accepted to study a Diploma of Animal Technology at Victoria University. While studying for her Diploma, she also completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and started working in a small animal practice.

After moving to Perth in 2012, Caitlyn started working in a small but very busy GP clinic. Soon after, she also began working as an ECC nurse and receptionist at WAVES. Caitlyn still enjoys both of these roles 10 years later. On completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Caitlyn was thrilled to join the AVT team.

Caitlyn enjoys her role as a Trainer and Assessor which allows her to support students through their studies by providing assistance over the phone, email or face-to-face assessments.

Caitlyn discovered a passion for training very early in her career and has always enjoyed training staff and students. She hopes to help students become compassionate and hard-working nurses and animal care support staff who will never stop growing and learning. At home, Caitlyn has her hands full with two dogs, two cats and a toddler.

Caitlyn’s Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Animal Technology
  • Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment

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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