Meet our team

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Laura Ryder

Animal Behaviour Trainer & Assessor

Laura has over 20 years’ experience working in a busy veterinary clinic as Head Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant and now as a Trainer and Assessor for AVT.

She has presented both locally and overseas to the AVA, VNCA, IMDT, APDT (USA) and PPG on a wide range of dog behaviour and training topics – she talks passionately about all things ‘dog’!

Laura’s four Border Terriers, Wicket, Malani, Lando and Rogue are regular presenters too – they love their role as ‘demo dogs’ – playing games and having fun!

Laura is our Trainer and Assessor for the Animal Behaviour and Training qualification.

Laura’s Qualifications

  • CTDI
  • Elite Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Member of the Fear Free Speakers Bureau
  • Cert IV Dog Behaviour Training (Delta)
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment
  • Full member of APDT
  • Full member of PPG

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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