Animal Behavior College Welcomes Return of Funding for Military Spouse Education

Friday, October 29, 2010 : 2:51:49 PM
Updated Monday, June 06, 2011 : 10:56:02 AM
Los Angeles, October 26, 2010 – Animal Behavior College (ABC) is ready to enroll military spouses in any of its three exciting animal-related career courses thanks to the re-launch of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) “Military Spouse Career Advancement Program (MyCAA). Funding for the highly successful program had been suspended for revamping by the DOD earlier this year, but not before ABC enrolled almost 1,000 military spouses in its programs.

ABC President, Steve Appelbaum says, “When I think of the sacrifice and dedication of our armed forces, and I consider all they do to keep us safe, it is an honor for ABC to help military spouses by affording them the opportunity to learn the types of viable, portable careers they can utilize to assist their families. ABC’s unique distance learning technique makes for a perfect fit with the highly unpredictable and mobile lives that our military families lead. What’s more, in a salute to our new MyCAA students, we are not only offering our existing military discount; ABC is taking care of the cost of books and training attire as well.”

The MyCAA program was launched in August of 2009. Since the program began, 970 military spouses have chosen to pursue animal-related career training through ABC. Spouses are eligible for any of ABC’s three courses; Certified Dog Trainer, Veterinary Assistant or Groomer. Donald High was one of those students. After finishing his tour of duty in the U.S. Army Infantry, High wanted a new career. A career that was “portable” and would go anywhere his wife’s career as an active member of the Army would take her. Donald, who graduated from ABC’s Certified Vet Assistant program in September says, “I am grateful to have found a school like ABC. I have not only been able to fulfill my goal of working with animals; I have a new and exciting profession that I can take with me wherever we go.” High was immediately hired by the Banfield Pet Hospital in Lakewood, WA. Thanks to ABC and the MYCAA program, Donald plans on continuing his education and becoming a Veterinary Technician.

Through the MyCAA program, military spouses are eligible to receive $4,000 in education benefits to pursue associate's degrees, certificates and licenses. After graduation from any of ABC’s three courses, many students are immediately put to work by the businesses they complete their “hands-on” training through. For more information on ABC and the MyCAA program please visit

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