Meet our team

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Penny Laycock

Veterinary Nurse and Head Assessor

Penny is passionate about empowering nurses to be the best they can be and to be strong advocates for their patients health and well-being. She has over 16 years experience in the veterinary industry as a Veterinary Nurse, Head Nurse, and Practice Manager, both in Australia and the UK. She is owned by a naughty brown dog of questionable genetic heritage, two ginger cats who rule her life, three guinea pigs, as well as her 2 beautiful human children.

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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