Each of our facilities has been hand-selected to provide an exceptional learning environment with a variety of animals and animal professionals. Facilities may change during the course of the year due to show schedules or events that provide students with unique learning opportunities. Field trips and guest speakers may also vary.
We choose facilities that are working businesses, enabling students to learn and practice proper barn or kennel etiquette in an environment similar to the types of venues that will provide career opportunities. Students may be required to abide by facility rules above and beyond school requirements and sign release forms to attend the facility.
Please do not contact our facilities directly. Please direct your questions or concerns to our administrative offices at [email protected] or toll-free at 877.836.3703. We do not maintain staff at each of our facilities year round and the facilities are often busy with regular operations. You will get your best response by contacting NWSAM directly. Thank you for your understanding in this regard.
The NWSAM Facilities
The Hawaiian Humane Society in Honolulu will host our FUNdamentals of Animal Massage for the first time this April and again in June.
Paxhia Farm is the homebase for NWSAM, located on beautiful Vashon Island in the Puget Sound.
NWSAM has partnered with OHS since 2005, and visits this amazing facility on a yearly basis to conduct our 5 day practical as well as workshops.
Glacier Ranch serves as our satellite campus in the lovely valley of Hood River.
The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at Angel Canyon, at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.