Dog Groomer resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Enthusiastic individual with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.

  • Grooming and bathing
  • Safety precautions and measures
  • Animal behavior knowledge
  • Animal health understanding
  • Dog behavior expertise
  • Breed and species knowledge
  • Relationship development
  • Team management
  • Communications
  • Organization
  • Inventory management
  • Problem resolution
  • Business operations
  • Planning and coordination
  • Customer service
  • Process improvement
  • Supervision
Dog Groomer, 04/2009 to 03/2020
Tractor SupplyBuhl, MN,
  • Completed owner paperwork and obtained all necessary information, including possible allergies, potential aggressive behavior, preferred food type and owner contact details.
  • Monitored 20+ animals per 8 hr shifts.
  • Delivered consistent customer service to pet owners.
  • Washed, groomed and trimmed each animal to enhance coat health.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Developed long-term relationships with clients and bonded with animals through regular contact.
  • Refilled shampoo bottles, sanitized clippers, combs and brushes and placed clean towels at each station following shift completion.
  • Provided adequate attention and consistent oversight to vacationing pets to promote high level of care.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory to maximize team efficiency.
  • Removed animal waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas, placing in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Calculated payments by keeping accurate daily log of time spent with dogs, detailing activities and services provided.
  • Kept dogs safe by remaining alert to environmental conditions.
  • Reviewed inventory levels during shifts and placed orders to replenish supplies, including shampoo, canine toothpaste and styptic powder.
  • Pitched in with laundry duties, including washing, drying and folding towels during busy periods, ensuring consistent workflow.
  • Assisted grooming staff with nail clipping, fur blow drying and combing out matted fur during high-volume periods, including holidays.
  • Cleaned and disinfected kennels and common areas to reduce spread of illness from infected animals.
  • Met with pet owners, explained lodging, grooming and daily care services and cross-sold specialty products like bows, ribbons, pet toys and treats.
  • Bathed approximately 20 animals per 8 hour shift.
Assistant Deli Manager, 07/2005 to 04/2009
Bristol FarmsSanta Barbara, CA,
  • Maximized food quality by closely monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling by team members.
  • Kept food storage and preparation equipment in good working order to maximize safety and cost-efficiency of operations.
  • Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls.
  • Reduced food waste by overseeing and planning ingredients, anticipated customers and popularity of items.
  • Coordinated optimal guest relations from initial contact through final check-out to boost satisfaction and brand loyalty.
  • Trained employees on correct cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Coordinated preparation of customer meals and monitored food handling for safety purposes.
  • Kept kitchen clean, neat and sanitized by implementing surface and equipment schedules and standards.
  • Assisted restaurant ownership with pricing by providing information about ingredient costs and correct portioning.
  • Maintained operations in full compliance with alcohol service standards and legal requirements to prevent incidents of overserving or underage drinking.
  • Reconciled daily transactions, balanced cash registers and deposited restaurant's earnings at bank.
  • Priced and ordered food products, kitchen equipment and food service supplies.
  • Sought out and implemented methods to improve service and team performance to boost business sustainability.
Sales Associate, 10/2003 to 05/2004
Tishman SpeyerSeattle, WA,
  • Retained product, service and company policy knowledge to serve as resource for both coworkers and customers.
  • Maintained knowledge of current promotions, exchange guidelines, payment policies and security practices.
  • Arranged new merchandise with signage and appealing displays to encourage customer sales and move overstock items.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.
  • Answered customers' questions and addressed problems and complaints in person and via phone.
  • Implemented consultative sales techniques to generate revenues and exceed sales targets.
  • Increased investment revenue by skillfully upselling and closing customer sales by driving product benefits around client needs.
  • Stayed on top of changes in company offerings and policies by staying in frequent contact with service, inventory management and technical personnel.
  • Handled various duties, including inventory oversight, cash control and daily opening and closing procedures for store.
  • Diminished project gaps to promote smooth workflow.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Political Science And Government, Expected in
Middlesex County College - Edison, NJ
  • 3.6 GPA
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • NJ Stars Scholarship Recipient
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2004
Bogota Jr./Senior High School - Bogota, NJ
  • 3.85 GPA
  • NJ Stars Scholarship Recipient
  • National Honor Society Member

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School Attended

  • Middlesex County College
  • Bogota Jr./Senior High School

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  • Dog Groomer
  • Assistant Deli Manager
  • Sales Associate


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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