For the Love of Animals

Learn Animal Massage, Acupressure and Aromatics from the leader in animal therapy education.

Enroll Today

The Future Is In Your Hands

Turn your passion for horses into a rewarding career. Learn tools to help your horse live their best life. At NWSAM, we offer courses for career-seekers and horse lovers alike.
Learn. More.

Large Animal

NWSAM: Where All Students Are Honored Students

Bringing students who need training and animals who need therapy together.
Change their life and yours for the better.
Enroll Today.

Small Animal

Our Programs

All Programs

NWSAM Videos

Announcements

To keep up to date with NWSAM news, Sign Up for our newsletter.

Not finding exactly what you need? Contact us for more information.

CONTACT US

Lola! I just wanted to…say with the most sincerest of love and gratitude “Thank you!” from the bottom of my heart. 9 years ago I chose massage school over nursing school. That first session at  NWSAM…set me on the  journey of my life! That first session of school opened up my world in more ways than I could ever explain. Today I was asked to speak at a clinic in Woodland. People want to hear what I have to say!!! Everyday I get to work on a horse it feeds my soul like no other. I am definitely doing what I am meant to do. For that….. I thank you! Your little school literally changed my life! I am forever indebted to you, Megan and NWSAM!!!!!!

~ Stephanie VanDitmos

Open and accessible instructors!  Great variety of techniques! Very patient and non-judgemental.  Promotes student success.

~ PT Reap — Large Animal graduate

Good afternoon. I wanted to take a moment today to personally thank you for the opportunity The Gorilla Grant I was awarded provided me. I completed my SAMP100 practical this past Saturday with a 97! You have an excellent team in Sandy, Lori, Jaime and Rubi. Each one of them helped me get to where I am today. I’m so excited about my future and the great things that I can do for the small animals in my community! I hope to honor your Gorilla and my Peatie with every special soul I come in contact with.   Thanks again for everything!   Margaret Taormina, CSAMP

~ Margaret Taormina, Oregon Graduate 2013

I love the hands-on work.  Really enjoyed the guest speakers and exposure to different modalities.  Liked the morning meditations.

~ Jamie Kennedy — Large Animal and Small Animal graduate

I can honestly say that taking the course was one of the best experiences of my life!  I was nervous when the week long practical came around, but I would do it again in a heartbeat!  The work was challenging, but so fun!  The hardest part was not leaving the animal shelter with a new companion!!!

~ Elisa Pantelemon Wagner — Small Animal graduate

I just had to email to tell you how IMPRESSED I was with how you set-up, arranged and taught Level 300.  It was interesting, fun, interactive and varied in teaching styles.  Kudos! I could see all of the hard work, organization and love you put into this class.  You highly exceeded my expectations.  Not only did I learn alot, but it was interesting AND I had FUN!  You should be very, very proud!

~ Joy Casamento-Walker — Small Animal graduate

Nationally Recognized and Approved by:

Visit Our campus

LEGAL PRACTICE IN YOUR JURISDICTION:  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain information regarding legal requirements for the practice and study of animal massage in their locale.* 

The School is licensed under Chapter 28C.10.  Inquiries or complaints regarding this or any other private career school may be made to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 10th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA  980504-3105 ((360) 753-5673).

Take a Tour