I went to school for Veterinary Assistant, it was a one year program. We purchased a female black lab puppy on May 27, 2011. She was born March 31, 2011. Emma is my fiance's duck, dove, and pheasant retriever. Pretty smart little girl! I also have an aprox. 8 year old female Border Collie named Patches, I have had her since 7th grade and I love her to death. Hope I can have her for at least 8 more years. Overall I just love animals and will never be without a dog in my home.