When you think of a veterinary technician, you probably picture someone who loves animals and wants nothing more than to make them feel better. Kathy Ortega did too when she was a young girl. Her passion for animals led her to become a Registered Veterinary Technician, and eventually an…

Pamela Payne is the Veterinary Assisting Program Director at Carrington College’s Portland campus. She knew at a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She started “hands-on training” at four-years-old, going to work with her dad at a primate research center. By the time she was…

Superheroes are everywhere right now – the world is obsessed with the characters from DC and Marvel comics! But while everyone in health care knows that the true superheroes are kids fighting childhood cancer, or patients battling to recover from injury or illness, women who work in health care…

There’s no better motivation than showing your 4-year-old daughter the importance of following your dreams. Danyal Melchor always knew she wanted a career where she could help children feel better.
“I was always fascinated with wanting to help care for little children and help with their…

Ambraya Grisby was the oldest of seven kids growing up in a single parent household in South Stockton, California. Her mom worked hard to support the family but as the oldest, Ambraya had to help. In seventh grade she was pretty much raising her baby sister, finding time for homework and…

Every year, more than 15 million Americans face food allergies – and when dealing with food allergies, a scratchy throat or an itchy rash could become deadly if left untreated. Remember: an allergen is not the same as an allergy. An allergen causes and allergic reaction; an allergy is the body’s…

Helping patients feel better is a huge part of being a physical therapist assistant. Carrington College Physical Therapist Assistant [1] graduates working at Archstone Care Center share what a typical day is like.
“We’re all about functional exercise so (on a typical day I help patients…