This is a comprehensive training program that usually requires 12 weeks to one year to complete. Google Meets with the instructor are optional and all lessons are recorded so the course can be completed at your own pace. The average time to complete material is 4-6 hours per week, and the recommended time at an externship is 4 hours per week. Students have up until one year to complete the course and students have the option to do their externship after the course. The course will grant you a Veterinary Assistant Program Certificate & Pet First Aid CPR Certificate. In addition to the hands-on externship, this will make you a competitive contender when applying to your first job. The program has a curriculum guided by the veterinary assistant skill checklist from NAVTA, National Association for Veterinary Technician's in America. If you are not ready to dedicate years of time and money to a college degree just yet, then this is the course for you. You may register for the course at any time and students will be completing the course at different paces.
On the last Wednesday of each month, from 8:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m EST, we host a free webinar. This webinar is for you to ask general questions about pursuing a career or education in the animal/veterinary industry. You may also ask questions about the courses offered here to see if one is right for you.
Pet CPR & First Aid
This course is great for pet owners as well as those already involved in a pet care business. Every pet owner should know what to do in the event of an emergency. Dog walkers, pet sitters, and groomers; this certification will give pet owners the reassurance that you've been professionally trained to handle an emergent situation. This course is included in the veterinary assistant program.
Dog Groomer & Dog Trainer
The dog groomer & dog trainer programs are geared toward students who would like to work under an established groomer or trainer, or someone who would like to start their own business. Both programs recommend an apprenticeship to gain more hands-on experience. Many states do not require official licenses or permits to be a groomer or trainer, but be sure to research the requirements for your state. Both of these courses include the Starting a Pet Service Business course.
Starting a Pet Service Business
If you have some experience and you are thinking of starting a business, then Starting a Pet Service Business is a course that will give you the fundamental steps you need. While each state and each business may require different steps, we will walk you through the basics and help you figure out the next steps until the doors to your business are open. The instructor has started a dog daycare & boarding business and would love to help you on your journey.