Merryfield Programs and Courses -

Professional Pet Grooming600 Clock Hours – This program is designed to assist the student with obtaining the necessary skills to professionally groom dogs in a salon, mobile grooming, house call grooming, veterinary practice or other animal care settings. In order to teach the pet grooming skills, the program focuses on working with grooming equipment, customer relations, bathing, hair drying, ear cleaning, combing, brushing, dematting, breed recognition, first aid, styling, diseases of the skin, perfection of scissor work which is covered in the first 550 hours of lab work in the school and online. The last 50 hours is an externship outside of the school. The student is placed in a real world setting such as veterinary practice, mobile grooming van, salon or in a house call grooming environment to apply its learned skills and improve upon them.

Professional Pet Grooming with Anesthetic Free Dentals900 Clock Hours – This program is designed to assist the student with obtaining the necessary skills to professionally groom dogs in a salon, mobile grooming, house call grooming, veterinary practice or other animal care settings. In order to teach the pet grooming skills, the program focuses on working with grooming equipment, customer relations, bathing, hair drying, ear cleaning, combing, brushing, dematting, breed recognition, first aid, styling, diseases of the skin, perfection of scissor work which is covered in the first 550 hours of lab work in the school and online. In addition, the student will learn the skills needed to perform anesthetic free teeth scaling on dogs and cats.  Students will also learn how to properly chart a pet’s teeth as well as tooth diseases, animal behavior, physiology and basic first aid on animals. This part of the program will consist of 300 hours. The last 50 hours is an externship outside of the school. The student is placed in a real-world setting such as veterinary practice, mobile grooming van, salon or in a house call grooming environment to apply its learned skills and improve upon them.

Veterinary Assistant – 900 Clock Hours – This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a veterinary assistant.  The program will provide students with a foundation of knowledge in animal anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and animal care activities.  Through hands-on learning, students will be able to learn to keep medical and imaging records, offer client education, assist with animal nursing duties, prepare for surgeries and assist in a routine exam.  This program includes a 180 hour externship where students will be placed at an animal clinic, animal hospital or mobile veterinary clinic to gain additional real-world experience under the supervision of the clinic site management personnel.

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