Meet our
passionate training
team at KSVN

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Our established and experienced team is known and highly regarded in the area. We are passionate about producing excellent qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses and do this by providing high standards of teaching & training support to existing & new students, Clinical Coaches and approved Training Practices.


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Natalie Brudenell

DipAVN (Medical) RVN V1 DTLLS

Natalie started VN training aged 18 and has worked in first opinion and referral practices in Kent and Surrey, gaining experience in many areas of the profession including exotics, neurology, internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopaedics and more recently in mixed practice.

Natalie began working at Canterbury College in 2006, initially on the Animal Care courses before taking on the Lead Tutor role for the Veterinary Nursing course which she did for ten years. She is an experienced VN tutor with sound knowledge of the syllabus and practical skills, allowing her to effectively support students and mentor the tutor team. Natalie also has the IQA qualification that enables her to undertake an Internal Verifier support role for practices and CCs.

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Caroline George

DipAVN (Surgical) RVN V1 DTLLS

Caroline started training as a student Veterinary Nurse when she was 17 and has worked in various areas of the VN profession ever since, including small practices and large corporates, charity centres, commercial industry and referral/vet school.

She worked as the Deputy Head of Centre, Programme Leader & Quality Verifier at Canterbury College for twelve years. This involved her in the management of the VN course as a whole along with providing support for the team of tutors & students and as the direct interface between the training provider and employers with close working relationships with affiliated Training Practices & their Clinical Coach team. Caroline is also an examiner for the City & Guilds and RCVS OSCE examinations, as well as some HE providers.

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Leila Parkin


Leila started her VN training after leaving school and since qualifying, she has also worked as a rep for Novartis Animal Health and gained her certificate in the nursing of exotic species, which continues to be her passion in practice. Leila is an experienced tutor in both animal care and vet nursing and has also worked as a Teaching and Learning Coach, mentoring and supporting other teaching staff.