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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: Now Open and Enrolling

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. All classes are now in session and currently enrolling.

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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

How To Become A Veterinary Assistant

December 8, 2019

Starting a new career can be exciting, but you may have questions about how to get started. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a veterinary assistant, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this guide just for you that lays out all your options for education.   The main questions you should…

Vet Tech vs. Vet Assistant

December 8, 2019

We are commonly asked what the difference is between a vet tech and a vet assistant. To fully appreciate the difference, you must understand what it means to be licensed.   Licensing Most careers in the pet industry do not require you to be licensed, with the exception of veterinarians and vet techs. Licensing exists…

Canine Enrichment for the Real World

November 21, 2019

By Allie Bender, CDBC & Emily Strong, CDBC Book Summary A major focus in all my training and behavior modification work is ensuring sufficient and appropriate enrichment for my client dogs. But, what exactly is enrichment? Is it just physical exercise? Just mental stimulation? And if it is those things, what constitutes “sufficient and appropriate”?…