homepageimage_400_6Kitty Hawk Academy is the title for the Client Education classes we started providing beginning in October 2015. These one hour classes are taught by Melinda Brown, and typically occur on a specified Tuesday, at 6:30, in the Hospital Lobby. Keep an eye out on this page for updated class dates!

The veterinary world has made incredible progress in providing you with the quality care you need for your pets. We want you to also be equipped with the knowledge you need to take care of them to the best of your ability. Kitty Hawk is devoted to providing not only the best care to its patients, but also the best information to its clients. You (the owner) and the Veterinarian are a team when it comes to the care of your pet; we want you to feel confident and prepared when it comes to the health and wellness of your animals.

“Puppy Parent Fundamentals”
What’s the cost to attend? If you’ve purchased a Puppy Wellness Package from Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital, this class is included! If not, the cost is $10 per person and $5 per additional family member.

Upcoming Puppy Parent Fundamentals Classes: TBA; Want to request a class? Email the instructor! This class tends to be scheduled based on interest. 

Register today! Email us at petstreat.training@kittyhawkvet.com

Who should come to “Puppy Parent Fundamentals?” Those who are thinking about getting a puppy, have just brought a new puppy home, or have a dog less than 1 year of age.

We’re going to go from head to toe on your dog and make sure you’re informed on how to deal with all the basics of raising a puppy.

Here are some questions this class will answer:

  • What do I need to think about when deciding to get a puppy?
  • What kind of equipment will I need to have?
  • What food is appropriate? How much? When do I transition her to adult food?
  • Why does my puppy need so many vaccines?
  • Should I spay/neuter my puppy and when?
  • What are Heartworms and how does my puppy get them?
  • Why does my puppy need a de-wormer even if I haven’t seen any worms in the stool?
  • Do I really need to brush their teeth?
  • What are anal glands?
  • How do I help my puppy become less afraid of the world around him?
  • When do I start official puppy training classes?

“Kitten Parent Essentials”
What’s the cost to attend? If you’ve purchased a Kitten Wellness Package from Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital, this class is included! If not, the cost is $10 per person and $5 per additional family member.

Upcoming Kitten Care Essentials Classes: TBA; Want to request a class? Email the instructor! This class tends to be scheduled based on interest. 

Register today! Email us at petstreat.training@kittyhawkvet.com

Who should come to “Kitten Parent Fundamentals”?

This class is for anyone in the family who is responsible for the care of your kitten. (Recommended for ages 12 years and up)

  • Here are some questions this class will answer:
  • How do I enrich my kitten’s environment?
  • What food is appropriate?
  • Why does my kitten need so many vaccines?
  • Should I spay/neuter my kitten and when?
  • What can I do to help my kitten be more sociable once they are full grown?
  • Do I really need to brush their teeth?

“All About Clicker Training”

This is an orientation class where you as the owner learn all the basics for training your pet!

Upcoming Clicker Training Class: April 18th at 6:30pm

Cost to attend: Cost is $15 per person, $5 per additional family member. You will receive a clicker and all the information you’ll need to get started with training!

Register today! Email Melinda at petstreat.training@kittyhawkvet.com

  • Learn how to really communicate with your pet so they will actually listen to what you say
  • It’s not just for dogs; with clicker training, you can train any pet you have!
  • Teach your dog (or cat) to enjoy visits to the Vet! And not only enjoy exams, but also enjoy getting their nails trimmed, ears cleaned, or any other grooming tasks
  • Through this positive reinforcement training your pet will remember what they learned years from now
  • Once you’ve taken this class, you will be ready to start training as soon as you get home!