I have been employed at Petsmart for almost 3 years. I started off part-time as a Pet Care Associate in North Carolina. I worked with fish, reptiles, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs and rats. I would feed them, clean cages/tanks, treat them when they were sick, and customer service was always number one to make sure the Pet Parents knew the information to properly take care of their pet. Also I checked aquariam temperatures, tested water and changed filters. I faced the store as well making sure it looked presentable for the customers. I also helped with cashiering whenever my manager needed it. Then after a year of working in North Carolina, I transferred to the Petsmart in Georgia. There my manager wanted to cross train me in every aspect in the store. I did cashiering, stocking, Pet Care, and Dog bathing. The only thing I didn't do was dog training. After a couple months working at this Petsmart, my manager pulled me aside and asked if I would like to become full-time and go to grooming school to be a groomer where I would go from being paid hourly to getting 50% commission and working only in the salon. I agreed and went to grooming academy at an academy certified Petsmart for a month. This is a place where I learned the basics of grooming. When I returned back to my home store, I was required to groom 100 specific dogs with my Salon Manager in order for me to groom on my own. From then on I groomed and learned so much about the dogs. I groomed for the next few months until I needed to move back to Texas for my mom. Then I transferred to the Petsmart in Texas as their Salon Manager. I was the youngest in the district. I then went to Manager training in El Paso and returned to manage until May 5, 2013. I made 60% commission plus bonuses, groomed 7-9 dogs per day (8 hour shift), did paperwork to make sure everything was being paid out right and was accounted for. I "turned the salon around" as my manager put it, There was a lot of drama when I came there. I was able to control the situation and did one on one interviews with each groomer or bather to find the improvements and concerns they had. So the time I worked there, I made sure all the issues were solved and it was a great enviroment to work in. I recently got married to an Airman so I had to quit to move to Japan because there are no Petsmarts.
I was the youngest manager in my district at Petsmart. Most associates take about 3-5 years to get a manager position and it took me 2 years. I am also proud that I was cross-trained in everything in the store and I feel that it was even better for me to help the Pet Parents more than the average associate.
Took care of all the animals in the store. Birds, fish, reptiles, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, etc. Fed them, cleaned cages/tanks, treated illnesses. Had pet knowledge to help Pet Parents take care of their pets.
Cashiered whenever I was needed.
Trimmed and styled animal coats according to owner instructions and breed standards. I always prioritized animal safety and comfort at all times. I promoted skin and coat health through regular grooming for what was best interest in the dog . Always consulted with owners and made recommendations on the individual grooming needs of their pets.I had to transport animals throughout the grooming facility. I talked to animals to soothe them and familiarize them with my voice. I identified and reported signs of illness in dogs during bathing and grooming and when I did, I would take the dog directly to the vet to be treated. I had a lot of clients that would come to me regularly. At this time, I was grooming 5 dogs a day.
I mentored less experienced staff on caring for and socializing animals. I helped manage a difficult salon and turned it around. I was the youngest manager in the district. I groomed 7-9 dogs a day, had a lot of clients. I am very bubbly and give great customer service. I developed long-term relationships with clients and bonded with their animals through regular contact. I identified and reported signs of illness in dogs during bathing and grooming. I liked to talk to the dogs to soothe them and familiarize them with my voice. I consulted with owners and made recommendations on the individual grooming needs of their pets. I also tailored salon services to breed appearance standards, especially for show pets. I prioritized animal safety and comfort at all times. I love animals and I loved my job.
I babysat two wonderful kids. I made sure they read every time I babysat for 30 minutes. We played with their toys and they showed me their favorite things to do. We would play outside, watch movies and have snacks. I was fortunate to experience their musical talents.
I was on drill team in all 4 years in high school. Freshman year, I was First Lieutenant Officer for the JV drill team. Sophmore year, I made the Varsity Drill Team. Junior year, I became a Sergeant for the drill team. Finally, my senior year, I was Senior Lieutenant on the Varsity Drill team. We performed at football games and competed in competitions.
I went to school for a year and did my basics.
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