For the Love of Animals

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

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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.
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NWSAM: Where All Students Are Honored Students

Bringing students who need training and animals who need therapy together.
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Everyone at the school made me feel so special and so important. They went out of their way to make sure students succeeded. I can’t thank them enough for giving my life new found joy and a feeling of doing something so special and important in this crazy world. Thank you to Lola and all her staff at NWSAM.

~ Lorna Boydston — Small Animal graduate

I can’t tell you what this means to me.  I have a very troubled horse and bodywork is making a huge difference in him and how he goes.  This has been one of those “life changing” experiences for me.  I will never forget the class, my classmates and you.  I learned so much from everyone.

~ Robin Western — 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 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

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

~ PT Reap — Large Animal graduate

The respect and trust that this course has taught me about myself will forever enhance my life in anything I do.

~ Ren Matney — Distance Learning Small Animal Massage Graduate

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