The Evolution of The Academy of Pet Careers: A 30-Year Journey

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On July 1, 1993, the birth of the Petropolis Academy took place. Established under the patronage of Petropolis Pet Resort and its visionary, Dr. Paul Schifano, The Petropolis Academy was inaugurated with the introduction of its first dog grooming program. But this initial semester was quickly and unexpectedly interrupted.  In August 1993, the infamous flood of…

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Introducing: APC Give Back Days

Give Back Days

ST CHARLES, MO – December 4, 2022 – The Academy of Pet Careers is committed to helping the people and pets in their community. Our Staff and Students have a huge heart for the pets and the people around them, so we have developed APC Give Back Days!   Our way of making this happen,…

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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

Vet assistant school offering certification and training in vet assisting

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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Scholarship Recipient Aspires to Start Her Own Service Dog Company

ST LOUIS, MO – July 17, 2019 – Cassandra Christensen was recently awarded the Hannelore Bugby Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs by The Academy of Pet Careers. This scholarship is only offered once per year to a female student who shows ambition and aspires to start her own pet business. The ideal candidate is one who wishes…

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The Academy of Pet Careers Is Now Looking for Sponsors

ST LOUIS, MO – May 31, 2019 – Education is only the beginning to starting a successful pet career. The Academy of Pet Careers is looking for sponsors in the pet care industry that can help our graduates get connected and build the resources they need to succeed.   The value of a sponsor can come…

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New Scholarship Promotes Female Entrepreneurship

Hannelore Bugby Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs, The Academy of Pet Careers

ST LOUIS, MO – March 19, 2019 – Women predominantly run the pet care industry. With low barriers to entry, opportunities are available to anyone ambitious enough to open their own pet business. The Academy of Pet Careers wants to celebrate the women of the industry by offering a scholarship to one lucky woman who expresses…

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