Tenille Petrilli is an animal studies teacher in the department of Primary Industries.
Tenille started her teaching career in Western Australia but found herself relocating to Melbourne in 2010 to join the enthusiastic animal studies team at Melbourne Polytechnic. Her passion for animals, education and high quality veterinary care has seen her teaching in the animal care industry now for ten years.
Prior to teaching Tenille worked as a veterinary nurse for ten years in a small animal practice specialising in bird medicine. During this ten year period Tenille completed several different qualifications including vet nursing certificates, an under graduate degree in science, a post graduate diploma in education and a Certificate IV in training and assessment.
For the past four years Tenille has volunteered her time on the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia as the Victorian President and committee secretary to provide veterinary nurses with continuing education, industrial relations advice, discounted educational supplies and support networks.
Tenille is committed to maintaining her currency in the animal care industry and dedicates her spare time to professional development, volunteering on scientific animal preservation projects, caring for injured wildlife and looking after her two cats.