Veterinary Assistant Requirements

Veterinary Assistant Requirements

In all my years in this industry, the most common questions I get asked are “how do I get as lucky as you to work with animals all day?” or perhaps the more common “if someone wanted to work in a veterinary office, what requirements would they need?” Firstly, thank you, I do love my…

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What to Do With Your Puppy: Expert Dog Training Advice

As pet parents, we’ve all dealt with the task of teaching our dogs to help them adapt to our ways of living, from potty training your puppy to leash training an older dog, it can be a time-consuming task to take on your own, especially if you´re not an expert. That’s why we’ve gathered a…

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How Old Should You Start Grooming a Puppy?

How Old Should You Start Grooming A Puppy

The ideal age for a puppy to start grooming is between 12 and 16 weeks, assuming they are up to date on their vaccinations.    Preparing for Your Puppy’s First Groom Once your puppy has become accustomed to its new home and family, you can begin to prepare it for it’s first grooming appointment.  The…

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What is Kennel Cough?

What is Kennel Cough

Are you boarding this holiday season? Are you having your pets groomed? Do you know where your neighbor’s dogs have been recently? All of these situations can cause concern for susceptibility to the disease commonly known as “kennel cough.” Here are a few tidbits you may wish to know prior to speaking to your veterinarian.…

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Acclimating Dogs to Face Masks

In the past few months, our lives have changed dramatically. Many of us have had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time at home with our furry family, which has been a luxury. There is a real concern for many of those pets that as we begin to go back to work, our…

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Preventing Separation Anxiety as We Return to Work

For many of our dogs, the past few months have been a blessing. They’ve had their people home all day. Every day. It is their dream come true. A dog’s heaven. And now we’re beginning to head back to work. A lot of dogs will feel this shift very strongly. After months of total togetherness,…

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Canine Enrichment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As communities begin taking direct action regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, people will be stuck at home for 2-4 weeks (or longer). Some areas have already begun this self-isolation while others are just gearing up. Working from home might keep you busy, but what about our furry family members? They may be used to going to…

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Our Response To COVID-19

Update 6.1.20 – All classes are currently in session and in person school visits have continued. We are continuing to follow safety protocols recommended by St. Charles county and the CDC for the safety of all students and guests. Update 5.7.20 – St. Charles County has officially lifted their stay-at-home order, but construction on the…

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New Veterinary Assistant School in St. Louis

Image of man at Veterinary Assistant School holding a cat

ST LOUIS, MO – January 13, 2020 – With the recent closing of Vatterott College, not far behind Hickey and Sanford Brown, the St. Louis veterinary community is left with an unprecedented demand for qualified pet professionals.  The Academy of Pet Careers hopes to fill this void by opening St. Louis’ only Vet Assistant School.  …

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