The Michelson Institute for Pet Professions


The Michelson Institute for Pet Professions (MIPP) creates equal access to pet care careers by providing skills training and job placement for individuals in underserved communities who have a passion for working with animals. Students accepted to MIPP receive a full scholarship from Michelson Found Animals (MFA) to obtain a professional certification in pet grooming and benefit from placement services upon graduation.    

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DAISY D., MIPP Graduate

"This program has impacted me in so many good ways. It's a complete new beginning for me and I can't wait to get full hands-on with all the dogs."

BRETT YATES, CEO of MFA

"Over the last 10 years, the revenue for pet grooming has nearly doubled. It points to being able to have a great career in pet grooming. It's a fantastic opportunity."

Thanks to Our Training Partner

Michelson Institute of Pet Professions partners with training providers who have robust teaching programs to provide MIPP students with professional certifications. 

West Coast Grooming Academy 

The mission of West Coast Grooming Academy is to help students and pet parents achieve their goals in pet grooming, whether it's to seek employment as a professional groomer or to start their own businesses.  West Coast Grooming Academy has the knowledge and experience to help its students succeed in any capacity, whether in small business or in the corporate world!  

West Coast Grooming Academy proudly gives back to the community by working with local animal rescue organizations and shelters to make shelter and rescue animals more adoptable through the  grooming services completed by West Coast Grooming Academy's student groomers.

Community Partners

Partnerships with in-community service providers, helps MIPP reach prospective students who would otherwise not know about this career path.

Interested in becoming a community partner? Email mipp@foundanimals.org to learn more.