About Merryfield Academy

Merryfield Academy is a nationally accredited school established in 2006 with a rich history of nurturing students who are passionate about their craft and dedicated to pursuing rewarding careers. Our commitment to excellence has expanded to new horizons with the introduction of our latest programs.  At Merryfield Academy, we understand that education goes beyond the classroom. We offer a range of programs designed to prepare students for successful careers, with a strong emphasis on hands-on experience and real-world application. We offer four career-focused programs including: Professional Pet Grooming, and Professional Pet Grooming with Anesthetic Free Dentals, Medical Assistant and Massage Therapy. We offer day and evening classes.

Professional Pet Grooming: With our 600 clock-hour program, we equip students with the essential skills required to thrive as professional groomers. Our program’s core elements emphasize speed, skill, accuracy, and confidence, paving the way for employment opportunities in salons, mobile grooming, and even entrepreneurship.

Professional Pet Grooming with Anesthetic Free Teeth Scaling: Combining our grooming program with specialized dental scaling, charting, and swaddling techniques, this 900 clock-hour program empowers groomers to offer an extended array of services. Graduates gain the skills to enhance the overall well-being of pets in their care.

Medical Assistant: Our new and exciting addition to the lineup is the Medical Assistant diploma program. This 10-month, 41.5 quarter-credit hybrid program combines classroom instruction with hands-on training. Graduates are equipped to provide quality patient care by mastering medical terminology, clinical procedures, patient communication, and more.

Massage Therapy: Elevate your career prospects with our 7-month, 600 clock-hour Massage Therapy diploma program. Designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as Massage Therapists, this program combines classroom instruction and hands-on training. Graduates will master anatomy, massage techniques, ethics, professionalism, and business practices, making them eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

Our Expertise

At Merryfield Academy, we pride ourselves on a faculty that are working in the industry they teach and have extensive experience in their respective fields. Our 16,000 square foot facilities provide ample space for classrooms and labs, enabling students to gain practical experience. Our administrative staff, with over 100 years of combined experience in school administration ensures that our students receive unparalleled guidance and support.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission statement of Merryfield Academy is to prepare our graduates with career-focused training leading to employment opportunities.  A positive environment of qualified faculty buds strong foundations supporting the aspirations of our students in achieving their occupational goals.  The graduates have many different ways to execute their career choices.

Visit us today and embark on a journey of discovery, learning, and fulfillment.

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Instructors & Staff

Gregg Docktor

Owner and Operator

Gregg Docktor has been in the education business for decades and has a passion

Marlene Vasquez

Marlene Vasquez

Grooming Instructor

Jessica Wallace

Program Chair & Instructor Professional Pet Grooming

Ninoshka Tashira

Grooming Instructor

Maria Garcia

Senior Admissions Representative

Ali Perozo close up

Ali Perozo

Grooming Instructor

Matt Runkle

Anesthetic Free Teeth Scaling Instructor

Bridgette Wilder

Program Chair and Instructor Massage Therapy

Aura Medina

Financial Aid Administrator

Chris Wallace

Registrar, General Manager

Mercedes Pavon

Director of First Impression

Monique Shelton

Program Chair & Instructor Medical Assistant

Tom Scharf

Tom Scharf

Grooming Instructor

Ashley Rumante

Ashley Rumante

Grooming Instructor

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