Welcome Inova Employee

We are glad you took the time to check out our school.

Did you know that your Inova Tuition Assistance Program Benefits could allow you to take any one of our programs at zero cost to you?  

Check with your Human Resources Manager for confirmation of your eligibility. 


Are you an animal lover?

Would you like to work with and help animals? 

Perhaps you are a dedicated employee of Inova looking to learn skills that could assist you in earning a part time income? 

Maybe you are a dedicated Inova employee who desires to take your hobby to the next level or because you want to volunteer at shelters or rescues working with animals?  

It’s possible that you don’t look at Inova as your forever path, and want to learn how to take your love of animals and translate that passion into a viable new career?

Do any of the above fit you?  If yes, please read on.

Is this offer for you?

Are you interested in behavior and learning how to train animals?  Perhaps you are more artistic and style oriented and would love to learn how to groom dogs and cats? You may be interested in health and medicine, and your dream is to work as a member of a veterinary team. Perhaps your passion is in aquatics, and designing and maintaining aquatic environments is your idea of a fantastic hobby and possible dream job.

Some of you might be intrigued by the idea of working for a zoo or exotic animal sanctuary. Lions and Tigers and Bears?

Finally, a few of you already have dog training experience and are looking to take your skills to the next level by learning to train service dogs. If any of the above descriptions fit you, you have come to the right place!

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Don't Hesitate Your Future is Waiting

Who are we? Animal Behavior College (ABC)

Animal Behavior College (ABC) is a private vocational school specializing in animal-related careers and courses. The school has been helping animal lovers pursue animal careers for over 25 years. With over 35,540 graduates across the United States and Canada, and 185,000 volunteer hours donated at animal shelters, we are proud to be approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). 
ALL of our programs are approved for Inova employees to take. 

What kind of programs do we offer?

  • Dog Trainer Program

    Become a professional dog trainer in 8-12 months. Distance learning and hands on!

  • Cat Trainer Program

    Become a professional cat trainer in 8-10 months. Yes, cats can be trained!

  • Veterinary Assistant Program

    Become a member of a veterinary team in 8-14 months. Distance learning and hands on. Help save lives!

  • Service Dog Trainer Program

    Become a certified service dog trainer in 8-10 months. Help those with disabilities live a better life!

  • Pet Groomer Program

    Let your creativity shine and become a pet groomer! Distance learning and hands on.

  • Aquarium Maintenance Program

    Become a certified aquarist and learn about fishkeeping and how to maintain aquascapes!

  • Zookeeper Assistant Program

    Become a certified zookeeper assistant. Work in zoos, conservatories and wildlife sanctuaries!

The pet industry. What is it and how much opportunity exists?

The pet industry in the United States is expected to generate over 143 billion dollars in 2023. Yes, you read that correctly.  What’s more, as the chart below illustrates, the pet industry has continued to expand regardless of economic downturns, pandemics etc.  

Pet Industry Growth

$ 136.8 Billion 2022
  • 2021 - $123.6 Billion
  • 2020 - $108.9 Billion
  • 2019 - $97.1 Billion
  • 2018 - $90.5 Billion

Pet industry growth and size is relevant because it speaks to potential opportunities.  For example; there are more than 80 million dogs and over 60 million cats kept as pets in the United States. Add over 20,000 veterinary hospitals, 15,000+ grooming salons and over 140 million fish kept in aquariums in the US, and you can see how much potential pet industry skills translate into.

Why take our programs?

Different reasons. First, all of our students are animal lovers who are fascinated by them and want to be involved in working with and helping them. Some students are looking for skills and knowledge that will allow them to gain part-time employment or start side businesses. If this is you, consider our Dog Trainer, Cat Trainer, Aquarium Maintenance, and Pet Groomer programs.

Other students are looking to turn their passion into a full-time career. Consider our Dog Trainer, Cat Trainer, Veterinary Assistant, Aquarium Maintenance, and Pet Groomer programs if this is you. 

Still, other students aren’t sure if they want to take the knowledge and skills they learn in our programs and monetize them. Instead, they want to volunteer everywhere, from animal shelters and rescues to zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries. If this is you, any of the above programs could help you on this path. 

Finally, some students want to take our programs because it will allow them to take their hobby to a more advanced level.

  • Dog Trainer Program 
  • Cat Trainer Program 
  • Veterinary Assistant Program 
  • Pet Groomer Program 
  • Aquarium Maintenance Program 
  • Zookeeper Assistant Program 
  • Service Dog Trainer Program

Inova Family members can save too!

ABC is also extending an opportunity for the immediate adult family members of all Inova employees. Any immediate family member of a Inova employee (over the age of 18) that enrolls in one of our programs will receive a 20% discount off the regular paid in full tuition price. This could be a savings of hundreds of dollars. So, if you don’t see your path as working with and helping animals, but think this a perfect path for a loved one, ABC would be honored to help them follow their dreams. This offer may not be combined with any other sales offers.

Unparalleled networking opportunities.

All ABC graduates are eligible to enroll in the ABC Alumni group.
Our alumni group has over 35,000 members, including the largest group of pet dog trainers in North America, thousands of veterinary and grooming graduates, numerous feline trainers, aquatics specialists, and unique connections to thousands of veterinary hospitals, grooming salons and animal rescues, all across North America.  

The next steps?

  1. Talk with a counselor. It’s free, and you are under no obligation to enroll. Call 1 (800) 795-3294
  2. Connect to us via Live Chat.
  3. Please email us for more inova@animalbehaviorcollege.com

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