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I might be a bit of non-traditional student! I pursued wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife/nature photography as a second career. After completing my Ph.D. in psychology in the early 1990s, I had a fantastic and rewarding 25-year career with the federal government that brought me closer to important environmental issues. In simple terms, I’m an animal lover and am now their advocate as well.. read more.

 

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My education in the fundamentals of canine training, such as learning theory, canine enrichment and body language, gave me a great foundation to build upon. It was essential to understanding the behavior of the dogs that I work with. The field requirement was another key component of my education. No other program that I’ve seen... read more.

 

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Sharon has completed the Animal Assisted Therapy certification at Animal Behavior Institute, Inc., and is now working at Northern Spirit Alpaca Farm in Canada. 

Can you give us a bit of background?  Where you live and work?

I live in the far north in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. Check it out on a map…read more



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I live in Oregon and recently completed the Feline Training & Behavior certificate at the Animal Behavior Institute. I am establishing my own business as a Feline Behavioral Consultant and am working with local shelters to improve the retention of adopted animals. I have worked with animals all of my life in one capacity or another. I started... read more

 

 

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My experience at the Animal Behavior Institute built up my confidence as well as my skills. My education allowed me to offer individual and group training classes, as well as additional work with behavioral modification. The course on Canine Health and Nutrition...read more.

 

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I am the Senior Animal Behaviorist and Manager of the Department of Animal Behavior and Enrichment at a contract research organization (CRO). From childhood I always had an immense fascination with animals of all kinds, and decided that caring for and learning about them was what I desired as an occupation. I received a B.S in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University in 2008 where I focused primarily on ... read more.

 

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Kaile is one of ABI's Laboratory Animal Behavior program graduates. From a young age, Kaile was interested in animal training. She earned a bachelor's degree is Psychology and was soon working in her university's lab. After founding an animal enrichment program for the lab, Kaile decided that she would like to further her education.

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I was always passionate about cats but was working with US Fish and Wildlife. I was an endangered species biologist, but found that I wasn’t doing anything with animals. So, I changed my career completely.

I first completed the Specialized Certificate in Feline Training and Behavior, which gave me the credentials I felt I needed to start my consulting business on the right foot. But then... read more.

 

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I was looking for a program with a Zoo & Aquarium focus to better compliment my Bachelor’s degree in Biology and steer me towards exotic animal husbandry – that’s when I found the Animal Behavior Institute. I was in a job slump after college, despite my degree; I knew that I needed to invest a bit more into myself, fill-in some knowledge gaps, sharpen some old skills, and build some new ones as well if... read more.

 

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I have always had a passion for animal behavior and enjoy watching animals to see what they are doing and trying to understand why. I obtained my undergraduate degree in general biology but focused on behavioral courses. When I graduated college and joined the work force, I found myself in the world of Pharmaceutical R&D and I really enjoyed it. I was fortunate to work with.. read more.

 

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I was born and raised in Dallas, TX, but have been living in Orlando, FL, for the past 12 years. I live with my boyfriend and our 13-yr. old cat, Chara. Funnily enough, I never had a cat until I was an adult. I came from a household that only had dogs as pets as my mom was allergic to cats. It wasn’t until I had my own cat and began volunteering with cats that I realized that, even though I liked dogs, I was definitely a cat person through and through! read more.

 

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Prior to studying at the Animal Behavior Institute (ABI), I was a career Legal Support Professional and was working with the the Legal and Government Affairs Group of the New York Stock Exchange/Euronext. I had been active as a volunteer in various animal shelters and through my job with NYSE, I began volunteer work for Veterans which included  read more...

 

 

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Karen Lasker completed our Animal Assisted Therapy program in the winter of 2008. She is now the Executive Director of The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy, located in southwest Florida.

When Karen registered for classes with ABI based on a recommendation from a friend, she was pleasantly surprised at . . . read more







 

 

 

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Worcester County, MA is home to a 2009 graduate of our Zoo & Aquarium Science program. Danielle Leger is currently a zookeeper/camp director at Animal Adventures in Bolton, MA. Her duties are many; she does everything from making diets and giving tours to supervising the camp program at which she teaches children about . . . read more.

 

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What do a 3 legged bearded dragon, puffer fish, and a blue-tongued skink named Abby have in common? If you said they are all part of Peggy Kelley’s Pet Therapy Program, you’d be right!

Peggy lives in Claremore, OK, and works as a therapist on an adolescent ward at Parkside, Inc, a psychiatric hospital. Since she was a teenager, Peggy has been. . . read more.

 

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Nancy Thorne Cahill graduated from our AAT program in June, 2008. Although currently retired, she keeps busy with many projects.

Nancy has her own business, The Canine Connection, through which she works one-on-one with clients suffering from . . . read more

 

 

 

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Heather has completed the Animal Training and Enrichment certification at Animal Behavior Institute, Inc., and is now working at Verrill Stables in New Hampshire.

Can you give us a bit of background?  Where you live and work?

I grew up in New England, completed my undergraduate degree in Vermont…read more


 

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Erik Moreau is a graduate of ABI in two certificate programs. He completed both Laboratory Animal Behavior and Animal Training & Enrichment. Erik is now Coordinator of Animal Behavior & Enrichment at a CRO (Contract Research Organization) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

When researching online schools that would fit his needs. . . read more

 

 

 

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If you found yourself in Mumbai, India, in the recent past and you saw an ambulance for animals on the streets, it may have been there as a direct result of the efforts of Mahzeevar “Maazie” Dallas, a 2009 ABI Animal Assisted Therapy graduate. Since 1996, Maazie has been volunteering for an animal hospital that will send an ambulance out to pick up sick, injured or. . .read more

 

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I live in a rural town in Connecticut with my wife and 2 dogs. I have a Chocolate lab named Chloe and a Beagle/Bassett Hound named Annabelle. I currently work in manufacturing. I make high performance foam that goes into NHL, NFL and NBA gear. Our foam is in almost all hockey helmets and hockey gloves. We also make high impact foam for NFL players. Now that I’ve graduated I’m building my own business in dog training. . . read more

 

 

 

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The ABI courses in the Wildlife Rehabilitation program were great. The scope of information that I learned in the program was comprehensive and gave me a wonderful foundation for all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation. The program not only provided the medical knowledge needed for wildlife rehabilitation; it also emphasized conservation and outreach. With my CWRP certification and experience in education, I am now working on programming with the... read more

 

 

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