Meet our team


Deb Butler

Veterinary Nurse and Trainer & Assessor

Deb decided to pursue a career with animals when she started working as a kennel hand in a veterinary clinic at the age of 17. Through the years she worked her way up to become Head Nurse and then Practice Manager. Her primary role at AVT is educating Animal Care students via online and on-campus learning.

She enjoys teaching students who are passionate and wants to help them achieve their dreams. She hopes that those who enter her classroom, have a stronger grasp that they can do anything they set their mind to.

Deb also has a background in working in various avenues such as the oil and gas industry, volunteering at St John, and working at an aged care residency. In her spare time, she likes to tend to her garden and play squash, where she also received an award for State Referee of the year in 2021.

Deb’s Qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety
  • Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care
  • Certificate IV in Pre-Hospital Care
  • Certificate IV in 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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