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Letter from the
Director

Virginia
School of Pet Grooming History


Objectives &
Philosophy


Requirements
School Calendar
Attendance Policy
Leave of Absence


Suspension and
Expulsion
Refund Policy


Student
Complaints


Grading
Starting Dates


Placement
Facility

Tuition

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Program

Poodle & Mixed
Breed Program


Program
Description

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Instructor Credentials

Policies of Virginia School of Pet Grooming in Manassas Park, VA

Leave of Absence

The Virginia School of Pet Grooming realizes that personal situations may arise which require a student to be absent for a prolonged period of time. Our policy was established to accommodate individual needs. Upon receiving a written request for a leave of absence (which should have their name, reason for the leave, time the leave of absence begins and the time the student will return), we will review each case on an individual basis and decide on the best solution for both parties. During this time all classes will be suspended. When the student returns they will start at a time where they left off at the time of departure.

Suspension and Expulsion

The Virginia School of Pet Grooming reserves the right to terminate any student for the following reasons:*

Lack of Emotional Control: Any behavior that endangers the well being of the pets in our care or your fellow students. Behaviors or actions such as foul or abusive language, hitting or slapping and destructive gossip will be defined as lack of emotional control whether directed toward an animal or person.

Unexcused Absences: Any absence not approved by the director of the school prior to the actual absence will be considered unexcused. Five unexcused absences will result in the expulsion of the student. An intended date of absence must be submitted by the student in writing with the return date clearly indicated. A form will be available to the student from the office for such a request.

Drug and/or Alcohol Use: The use of any substance which impairs judgment and/or motor skills is strictly forbidden and will result in the immediate expulsion of the student.

Incorrect Information on Application: Any fact, such as age, requested on the enrollment application that is knowingly falsified can result in the student being expelled.

*Also see “Student Standards” in the Enrollment Agreement

Placement

Graduates will receive a list of area salons that will be looking for trained groomers as well as other facilities such as veterinary hospitals, kennels and pet shops that employ groomers.