professional dog groomer resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Passionate about animal health and wellness. Professional in handling basic needs, care and exercise.

I am Devoted with deep love of animals and readiness to take on any care assignments. Protects animals and guests from undue risks with careful management of animal spaces and behaviors. Team-oriented professional always ready to handle everything from administrative to facilities maintenance in tasks in support of animal care needs.

  • Knowledge of cutting methods
  • Dog behavior expertise
  • Animal health understanding
  • Safety precautions and measures
  • Organization
  • Active listening
  • Training & development
  • Team building
  • Communication
  • Relationship building
  • Good work ethic
  • Problem resolution
02/2022 to Current Professional Dog Groomer Providence Health & Services | Mukilteo, WA,
  • Walked animals outside to avoid accidents in play areas or bedding.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory.
  • 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.
  • Monitored animals during group play sessions for signs of aggressive or fearful behavior.
  • Calculated payments by keeping accurate daily log of time spent with dogs, detailing activities and services provided.
  • Walked dogs while enforcing good behavior and manners.
  • Promoted optimal animal health by feeding and watering on regular schedule.
  • Cleaned and disinfected kennels and common areas to reduce spread of illness from infected animals.
  • Doing regular hygiene exams
  • Providing flea and tick baths
  • Consulted with owners and made recommendations on individual grooming needs of pets.
  • Bathed approximately 4 animals per 6-hour shift.
  • Examined animals for injury or illness and documented symptoms for veterinarian review.
  • Laundered soiled animal bedding immediately to reduce infection using appropriate chemicals.
  • Delivered excellent service to pet owners to drive repeat business.
  • Developed long-term relationships with clients and bonded with animals through regular contact.
  • Supported animal health by keeping areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Cared for pets during owners' absences.
  • Created consistent workflows by assisting with washing, drying and folding duties.
  • Washed, groomed and trimmed each animal to enhance coat health.
06/2017 to 02/2018 Daycare Teacher Northwest By Southern Hospitality | Richland, WA,
  • Communicated with children's parents and guardians about daily activities, behaviors and problems.
  • Supervised circle time, free play, outside play and learning and developmental activities.
  • Taught children foundational skills in colors, shapes and letters.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies for experiential learning.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Monitored children's play activities to identify additional learning opportunities or behavioral issues.
  • Enhanced sensory abilities by giving children access to numerous textures and shapes.
  • Read aloud and played alphabet games to encourage early literacy.
  • Supported children's emotional and social development by adapting communication tactics for differing client needs.
  • Developed and enforced positive strategies to encourage good behavior.
  • Read stories to children and taught painting, drawing and crafts.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Observed children for signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbance, learning disorders and speech problems.
01/2016 to 01/2017 Food Server Sewell Corporation | Houston, TX,
  • Verified guest satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Reset tables between guests, refilled condiments and wiped down surfaces.
  • Completed final preparations of dishes and quickly delivered items to customers.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Communicated with hosts, bussers and kitchen staff to prepare for and serve customers.
  • Brewed coffee and distributed to guests.
  • Monitored inventory to provide needed supplies to servers and bartenders.
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
  • Cleared table and bussed dishes to allow for quick setups.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts for customers.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts.
  • Set up dining room to meet hospitality and service standards.
  • Resolved customer concerns with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials to increase profits.
  • Developed strong and lasting resident relationships.
  • Answered guest questions regarding menu, food and beverage preparation, recipe ingredients and allergens.
  • Handled food safely and kept spaces clean to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists to ensure smooth restaurant operations.
  • Handled special customer requests for separate checks and menu substitutions.
  • Completed cleaning duties by sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpet and tidying up server stations.
  • Cleaned tables and chairs to prepare dining area for next customers.
06/2015 to 12/2015 Cashier Supervalu | City, STATE,
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Worked closely with front-end staff to assist customers.
  • Processed sales transactions to prevent long customer wait times.
  • Accepted cash and credit card payments, issued receipts and provided change.
  • Trained new team members in cash register operation, stock procedures and customer services.
  • Learned roles of other departments to provide coverage and keep store operational.
  • Operated cash register or POS system to receive payment by cash, check and credit card.
Education and Training
Expected in 11/2022 to to Veterinarian Assistant | Holmes Community College, Ridgeland, MS, GPA:
  • Will start online classes for veterinary assistance in a few weeks.
Expected in 05/2017 to to | Montgomery County High School, Kilmichael, MS GPA:

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School Attended

  • Holmes Community College
  • Montgomery County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Professional Dog Groomer
  • Daycare Teacher
  • Food Server
  • Cashier


  • Veterinarian Assistant

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