Before You Arrive – Neonatal Medical

Maddie’s Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship

Located at Austin Pets Alive!’s Tarrytown Nursery:
3102 Spring Lane, Suite D, Austin, TX 78703 (just west of downtown).

Recommended To Bring
    • Notebook
    • Camera or phone camera
    • Comfortable clothing that can get bleached
    • Written questions or concerns to make sure all of your questions get answered
    • Students with long hair are encouraged to bring hair ties
    • A great attitude!
All students should complete their pre-work through Maddie’s University prior to their apprenticeship, this is tracked for completion. Information to register for Maddie’s University and receive your pre-class information is in your class registration confirmation email sent by the Academy. Some courses have not been released and this page has been provided to assist you or provide a refresher prior to your attendance.
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    Start and End Times

    Students are expected to arrive at APA!’s Neonatal Kitten Nursery at 11:00AM on the Monday of their apprenticeship. The Nursery is at APA!’s Tarrytown location.

    Students should report to 3102 Spring Ln., Suite D and ask for Casandra, the Bottle Baby Program Manager.

    See map below for precise physical location:

    The daily schedule may vary, and will be communicated students once they arrive.

    Students can expect to be released by 5pm on the second day of their apprenticeship.

    What to Wear

    Activities will be based in our neonatal nursery. Students will spend time working hands-on with cats and kittens and should wear clothes that they are comfortable getting bleach on.

    We recommend:

    • Hair ties (for those with long hair)
    • Close-toed shoes
    • Pants or Jeans
    • Layers
    • We encourage all our students to proudly wear shirts or items from their home shelters!

    Texas weather is unpredictable, so it is recommended to check the daily weather forecast prior to your visit. You can learn more about our weather here.