Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends kids see the dentist for the first time around their first birthday? It sounds crazy early, but the reality is preventing cavities starts as soon as those little chompers come in.
Since you and your little one’s dentist…

Did you know about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year? It’s important to focus on your heart health throughout the year, but since February is Heart Month we wanted to share three things you should be doing to keep your heart in tip-top shape!
Know Your Risk…

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work as a veterinary assistant? We spent some time at VCA Phoenix West Animal Hospital to learn what a typical day is like for a veterinary assistant with graduates from Carrington College.

 
“I love animals, I grew up watching Animal Planet and I…

Guess what everybody has at some point in their lives – teeth! We all need them cleaned and checked to make sure they’re in tip top shape. If you’ve seen someone who isn’t a big fan of oral hygiene…you know that’s not the way to go.
Fortunately, most people get that brushing is…

‘Tis the Season’ devoted to the generosity of helping others and spreading holiday cheer. The Carrington College Albuquerque campus got the chance to spread their generosity by playing Santa and filling stockings for senior citizens in their community.
The students and staff prepared 100…

How often should you brush your dog’s teeth? What’s the proper way to do it? Students from Carrington College’s Veterinary Assisting program[1] are demonstrating how to brush a dog’s teeth.
 
Here’s a list of the products you’ll need:

Enzymatic Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Finger brush…

By: Pamela Payne* 
People are often drawn to the idea of becoming a veterinary assistant because they love animals. That said, the biggest misconception about being a vet assistant is that your only job is to play with animals. As a veterinary assistant, you’ll wear many different hats and be…