The Veterinary Nurse: Jessica’s Story

A love of animals and a determination to fast track her career through an Australian School-based Apprenticeship has seen Jessica Pendlebury become the first student at her TAFE to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as an Australian School-based Apprentice. After successfully finishing a Certificate II in Animal Studies in Year 10, Jessica will be a fully qualified veterinary nurse by the time she completes high school at the end of this year.

Jessica was awarded the Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year at the 2011 Australian Training Awards.