Veterinary Assistant Resources
Dr. Jeff Grognet, Veterinarian
As a child, I grew up surrounded by pets and horses. I
developed a love for animals and that defined my career goal.
After seven years of university, I became a Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine. That was back in 1983.
My first job - practicing medicine in a companion animal hospital
specializing 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.
Every day had its own uniqueness. Although we practice
traditional medicine, I've also done acupuncture, chiropractic,
and even low-level laser therapy.
My interests extend far beyond the hospital. I’ve been teaching
and writing about topics in veterinary medicine by being a
contributor to many magazines (most gone now except AKC
My teaching career began over 35 years ago. It began with a
simple first aid class. Then a local college asked me to develop
a veterinary receptionist and assistant program. It was a hit and
became the inspiration for my online veterinary assistant
Now, over 42,000 students have taken my veterinary assistant
courses for personal enrichment and for career advancement.
My focus is now on holistic courses, emphasizing an approach
that is natural and non-toxic. These courses are designed for
pet owners but also for people working in the pet industry.