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Dog Grooming School

Learn about our dog grooming courses and how you can become a certified dog groomer in as little as four weeks. Teachings include everything from bathing and brushing to breed trims. 

Dog Training School

Our dog training certifications teach everything from basic obedience to scent detection and service dog training, so find out how you can become a dog trainer today...

Vet Assisting School

Our newest program coming Spring of 2020, the veterinary assisting program will prepare students for the exciting world of veterinary medicine. Learn how you can become a veterinary assistant today.

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New Program: Veterinary Assisting!

The veterinary field is in desperate need of qualified vet assistants, so, The Academy of Pet Careers has added a 5-month program designed to prepare graduates for the exciting field of veterinary medicine. The first semester is expected to begin in the spring of 2020. Click the link below for more details on how to get started...

New Location: Coming Spring 2020!

We had a great 2019 and we are outgrowing our space. We have purchased a new building totaling 35,000 square feet and construction has already begun. We expect to be in our new building come spring of 2020, pending no delays.

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Our Philosophy at The Academy of Pet Careers

The Academy of Pet Careers teaches skills and techniques that empower pets. Pet Empowerment is all about understanding the psychology of fear in pets so that we can better serve them. Because of this desire to help, our passion at the APC is in improving the quality and standard of care in the pet industry. Every day, pets are taken to their vet, groom salon, or doggy daycare for socialization. They deal with fears and anxiety that most pet professionals don’t know how to recognize.

Latest News and Information

Dog Massage Classes

July 31, 2018

Massage is beneficial for dogs of all ages and sizes. Using techniques at home can build the bond between pup and parent. Dog massage can play an important role in the emotional and physical well-being of your dog! Learn more about massage classes below. About Dog Massage Classes Classes are taught by Ash & Oak…

Fitness With Fido Classes

July 24, 2018

Dog activity is so important, especially if you have an active breed. Sometimes letting them out in the backyard or going on a walk isn’t enough. As good pet parents, we are always trying to come up with ways to improve our pets’ lives. That is where Fitness With Fido comes in. With over 5…

Do Dog Groomers Need To Be Licensed?

May 14, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered how to become a dog groomer, you’ve probably found yourself on the internet researching if dog groomers need to be licensed. It is important to understand the difference between getting licensed and getting certified, and what the rules are in your state. These two words are used almost interchangeably in the…