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…

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…

When we spoke with Josephine Encinas she was finishing up her last externship week in the Physical Therapy Technology (PTT) program [1] in Tucson, AZ. She will walk the stage at her graduation ceremony in May.
Josephine started the PTT certificate program in May 2016. Josephine and her…

Sandy Wing is an Air Force veteran and proud fourth generation Idahoan. She graduated from the Practical Nursing program 1 at Carrington College’s Boise campus in December 2016.
Sandy came to Carrington after seven years in the military. She joined the Idaho Air National Guard in 2008 as a…

There are some students who can never tear themselves away from the Carrington College flock! We’d like to introduce you to one of them – Registered Respiratory Therapist [1] Jacqueline Sanford graduated from Carrington and is now an instructor in the Respiratory Care program [2] at…