Dr. Jeff Grognet, Veterinarian
As a child, I grew up surrounded by animals. I developed a love for animals and that defined my career goal. After seven years at university, I finally became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
My first job was practicing medicine in a companion animal hospital that specialized in dogs, cats, and a few exotics. On the side, I dabbled in livestock (cows, pigs, sheep) and horses. After 12 years, my wife (also a veterinarian) and I decided to open up our own practice. It was a dream come true when we opened the doors of our own practice for dogs and cats in 1995.
Since then, every day has been unique and challenging. Although we practice traditional medicine, we've recently added a new dimension by training in Chinese medicine to learn acupuncture. I then received accreditation in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM). This allows me to correct spinal problems in cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals. More recently, I've turned my attention to frequency-specific low level laser. This tool can help arthritic pets but and also those with heart problems, incontinence, and even cancer.
My interests extend far beyond the hospital. I’ve been teaching and writing about topics in veterinary medicine by being a contributor to several magazines. Currently I write a column for the AKC Family Dog.
My teaching career began over 20 years ago. After years of providing my staff with regular training sessions, a local college asked me to develop a veterinary receptionist and assistant program. It was a hit and became the inspiration for the four online veterinary assistant courses.
With the first course Becoming a Veterinary Assistant written in 2003, there have been many upgrades and additions as the years have gone by. Canine Reproduction and Veterinary Assistant Practical Skills were added a few years later. In 2010, Pet Sitting was added as the fourth course. In the summer of 2012, a full length Veterinary Assistant Career Training Program was created and went live.
As of June 2019, over 30,000 students have taken Dr. Jeff Grognet's veterinary assistant courses for personal enrichment and for career advancement. Here's a little information about your instructors.
I’ve also completed a program for pet sitters and, most recently, embarked on a series of courses on dog training and behavior consultations.