Jennifer Buttress is an Animal Studies teacher in the Department of Primary Industries and is part of a dedicated and enthusiastic teaching and technical team.
Jennifer is passionate about animal welfare and care. The courses she teaches in include the Diploma of Animal Technology, the Certificate III in Animal Technology, the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and the Certificate II in Animal Studies.
Jennifer considers it a joy to be part of each student’s journey and assisting them in achieving their ultimate goal of working in the hugely rewarding and diverse animal care industry. Jennifer has qualifications in the animal industry and thirty-five years’ experience working with animals, she has vocational education teaching qualifications, has recently completed a Master of Education and has been teaching Animal Studies for the past nineteen years.
Jennifer believes that along with our facilities which include well equipped laboratories, dog hydro-bathing room, animal facility and simulated veterinary clinic that students have access to the perfect learning environment while undertaking their personal journey in achieving their dream job in the animal care industry.
Jennifer encourages participation in a practical placement program tailored to students’ areas of interest and this often results in employment opportunities. Particular highlights include an animal studies course where students participate one day a week in supervised practical experience at the Coopers Settlement Farm in Bundoora Park and she believes that regular field trips are a great way for students to build on skills and knowledge gained in the classroom.