Calendar, Tuition and Application

You can complete the Small Animal Massage Certification Program on-site in 6 months or 12 months, plus you now have the option of distance learning. The course concentration is on feline and canine massage. A variety of species are discussed in class.

The faculty includes a variety of professional disciplines including: Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Licensed Massage Therapists and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners.


Course length: 200 hours—161 in-class hours at BSMT, 39 hours in an off-campus internship

Distance course: 200 hours  – 49 Hours of online classes,  112 Hours on-site at BSMT, 39 Hours Off-Campus Internship

Courses include: Small Animal Anatomy, Animal Behavior, Handling and Management, Animal Massage Techniques I and II, Passive Exercises, Animal First Aid and CPR, Business Practices/Ethics, Marketing, Internship, and more. Complete List of Courses.

Admission requirements: High School Graduate or equivalent.  Students may take Doggone U's Small Animal Primer Course prior to admission to this course. The Primer Course will benefit students who have not been in a classroom setting for some time or who have no anatomy background.


*2014 Class Schedule-Upcoming Classes*

 8-Month Distance Certificate Program:

Start Date: April 15, 2015; Estimated Ending Date: November 15, 2015

Students complete 16 classes of instruction at home, taking tests and Vixen helps Kim learn petrissagepassing in assignments via an online learning system. The remaining 32 classes would be held on-site at Bancroft on the following dates: August 3-8, 2015, September 10-13, 2015, November 10-15, 2015. 39 internship hours need to be completed between the end of the first in-house week and the beginning of the last in-house week.

Distance Course material includes Online courses, BSMT handbooks, Anatomy workbook, and Anatomy Textbooks.

Requirements: Computer with speakers, high speed internet (ex. cable) and email access. Students must be able to access classes on-line.

12-Month Certification Program

 Start Date: January 17-18, 2015; Ending Date: December 12-13, 2015                                               Classes are in person and will be held one weekend per month for 12 months, Sat. & Sun. from 9:00am to 5:00pm

The educational investment for the 200-hour program is $4750. Payment plans available.

Other Expenses*

*Approximate Costs  

Required Books: $180.00
Uniform shirt: $32.95

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