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professional dog and cat groomer resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
resumesample@example.com
(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary

Professional dog groomer with over 5 years of experience working with animals of different breeds. Solid understanding of animal care practices, grooming and nutrition needs. Outgoing personality with innate drive to provide superior customer service and excellent care. Responsible and dedicated animal care professional with proven abilities in cleaning cages, managing supplies and meeting animal needs by leveraging compassionate nature and love for every creature. Offering excellent time management, multitasking and organizational skills.

Skills
  • Knowledge of cutting methods
  • Breed and species knowledge
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Dog behavior expertise
  • Animal behavior knowledge
  • Animal interaction
  • Safety precautions and measures
  • Animal health understanding
  • Communications
  • Process improvement
  • Invoice generation
  • Team building
  • Organization
  • Relationship development
  • Customer service
  • Problem resolution
Education and Training
Bartending School Long Beach, CA, Expected in 04/2015 Bartending Certificate Program : Bartending - GPA :
Veternary Technichian Assistant Program Costa Mesa , Expected in 01/2012 Certificate Program : Veternary Technichian Assistant - GPA :
Orange Coast Community College , Expected in : General Education - GPA :
Los Alamitos High School Los Alamitos, CA Expected in 05/2017 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Experience
Copper Mountain Community College District - Professional Dog and Cat Groomer
Joshua Tree, CA, 05/2016 - Current
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory to maximize team efficiency.
  • Completed owner paperwork and obtained all necessary information, including possible allergies, potential aggressive behavior, preferred food type and owner contact details.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Delivered consistent customer service to pet owners, effectively increasing repeat business.
  • Refilled shampoo bottles, sanitized clippers, combs and brushes and placed clean towels at each station following shift completion.
  • Met with pet owners, explained grooming and daily care services and cross-sold specialty products like bows, ribbons, pet toys and treats.
  • Washed, groomed and trimmed each animal to enhance coat health.
  • Developed long-term relationships with clients and bonded with animals through regular contact.
  • Answered multiple line phone system for busy revenue producing facility and responded to questions regarding pricing and services.
  • Calculated payments by keeping accurate daily log of time spent with dog and services provided.
  • Groomed dogs by 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.
  • Bathed and groomed approximately 6-10 animals per 8-hour shift.
  • Removed animal waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas, placing in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Reviewed inventory levels during shifts and placed orders to replenish supplies, including shampoo, canine toothpaste and styptic powder.
Copper Mountain Community College District - Volunteer
Joshua Tree, CA, 05/2018 - 07/2020
  • Monitored dogs throughout walks to avoid obstacles, dangerous situations and confrontations with other problematic dogs.
  • Built rapport with dogs using verbal affirmations, petting and playing
  • Walked dogs at appropriate pace for breed, age and abilities to offer endurance-building jogs for athletic dogs and gentler walks for smaller, special needs or geriatric dogs.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
Monument Valley School - Volunteer
City, STATE, 06/2018 - 07/2018
  • Raised over funds for organization through community outreach initiatives.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new opportunities for the children and community.
  • Developed and implemented activities and special events.
  • Partnered with similar organizations to meet greater needs, preventing duplication and optimizing resource utilization.
  • Helped build a teepee for therapy for the children.
  • Organized a carwash to raise money for the community.
  • Clothes drive to give clothes to the children in need at the school.
  • Built a vegetable garden at the school for the children.
Ellis Veterinary Hospital - Vet. Tech Internship
City, STATE, 01/2012 - 07/2013
  • Treated animals afflicted with mange and skin conditions with therapeutic bath treatments and medications.
  • Scrubbed, counted, and packed surgical instruments and drapes into surgi-packs for autoclave sterilization.
  • Scheduled patient appointments to maintain workflows.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against accidental injuries.
  • Assisted veterinarian with treatment of wounds, vaccination administration and operations.
  • Assisted with dental procedures, including smoothing, filing, polishing, and removal of calculus, soft deposits, plaque and stains.
  • Monitored patient vital signs during surgical procedures, and notified veterinarian of changes in stability.
  • Kept dogs safe by remaining alert to environmental conditions.
  • Performed physical examinations and record case history, weight, temperature and other vitals.
  • Operated x-ray machines and exposed radiographic films.
  • Performed imaging with ultrasound and x-ray and interpreted results.
  • Laundered soiled animal bedding immediately to reduce infection using appropriate chemicals.
  • Refilled shampoo bottles, sanitized clippers, combs and brushes and placed clean towels at each station following shift completion.
  • Prepared and labeled medications and informed client of administration techniques.
  • Administered oral and rectal radio-opaque materials.
  • Pitched in with laundry duties, including washing, drying and folding towels during busy periods, ensuring consistent workflow.
  • Removed animal waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas, placing in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Cleaned and disinfected kennels and common areas to reduce spread of illness from infected animals.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Bartending School
  • Veternary Technichian Assistant Program
  • Orange Coast Community College
  • Los Alamitos High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Professional Dog and Cat Groomer
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • Vet. Tech Internship

Degrees

  • Bartending Certificate Program
  • Certificate Program
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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