professional pet stylist resume example with 12+ years of experience

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

Dependable pet care professional, with more than a decade of experience caring for cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes. Demonstrated history of building strong client relationships and bonds with pets. More than confident in humane restraint, administering medications, and identifying signs of distress in animals. Experienced dog groomer with a working knowledge of safety around animals, as well as, animal body language.

  • Animal Care Experience
  • Proper Animal Restraint
  • Animal Behavior Knowledge
  • Experience Administering Oral Medications, Subcutaneous Fluids, and Injections
  • Knowledgeable of Skin and Coat Care/Conditions
  • Certified in Pet CPR/First Aid
  • Proper Sanitation and Infectious Disease Control
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Physical Condition Monitoring
  • Food Supplement Preparation
  • Feeding and Watering
  • Equipment Disinfection
  • Illness and Injury Detection
  • Nail Trimming and Grinding
  • Relationship Building
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Communication Skills
03/2020 to Current Professional Pet Stylist Petco | Huntersville, NC,
  • Assessed incoming pets, observed coat conditions and recommended shave-down, dematting or other services to perfectly fit breed standards.
  • Consulted with owners and made recommendations on individual grooming needs of pets.
  • Cleaned and disinfected kennels and common areas to reduce spread of illness from infected animals.
  • Bathed and styled pet's fur, inspecting animals for external signs of parasites, disease or injury.
  • Identified and addressed difficult pet or owner challenges with professional demeanor.
  • Adhered to company policies and safety procedures to ensure the safety of both the pet and myself
  • Ensured pets had current vaccination records that adhered to both company and state requirements
  • Handled pets with gentle demeanor to help animals feel calm and secure.
  • Monitored pets stress status throughout service and adjusted services accordingly
  • Groomed pets by brushing, bathing, coat fluffing, nail filing and clipping, ear cleaning and gland expression and exhibited exceptional hand-scissoring skills.
02/2013 to 02/2020 Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Coen Markets, Inc. | Midland, PA,
  • Performed pet intake to gain necessary information concerning health, behaviors, potential allergies and other details to provide complete records and methods of owner contact
  • Contributed to client retention by consistently providing outstanding customer service to both clients and pets
  • Coordinated with animal owners for scheduling services and payment
  • Alerted owners immediately of health or behavior problems for speedy resolution and care
  • Cared for sick or injured animals by following strict health plans supplied by owners
  • Tailored walks for older dogs and dogs with variety of health concerns
  • Developed strong personal relationships and trust with dogs
  • Remained alert to environmental conditions such as rain, snow and ice to protect safety of dogs
  • Fed, walked and cared for 1-4 dogs at once during owners' absences and out-of-town trips
  • Led dogs away from hazards, obstacles and other animals to protect safety
  • Mixed and administered special food formulas to individual animals based on unique dietary needs
  • Maintained pace according to size, age and agility to offer individualized walking experience for each dog
  • Maintained and updated daily log of time spent with dogs
  • Collected animal waste produced on walks and discarded in trash or approved receptacles.
01/2012 to 02/2013 Shift Manager Pepsico | La Mirada, CA,
  • Trained and mentored new employees to maximize team performance
  • Tracked receipts, employee hours and inventory movements
  • Kept employees operating productively and working on task to meet business and customer needs
  • Adhered to company standards and compliance requirements for operations and cleanliness of all areas
  • Exercised composure under pressure and in escalated customer service scenarios
  • Assisted customers by answering questions and fulfilling requests
  • Supervised employees and oversaw quality compliance with company standards for food and services
  • Cooperated with coworkers to improve customer experience and manage storefront
  • Counted down cashier drawers and calculated financial earnings and expenses for each business day
  • Observed strict procedures regarding food handling and sanitation to prevent foodborne illnesses
  • Maintained clean, sanitized and well-organized food preparation zones.
10/2010 to 01/2012 Cashier The Burger Joint, BGR | City, STATE,
  • Processed POS transactions, cash and credit purchases or refunds
  • Counted cash in register drawer at beginning and end of shift
  • Assisted customers by answering questions and fulfilling requests
  • Checked identification for proof-of-age to approve alcohol sales
  • Restocked, arranged and organized merchandise at register
  • Restocked food items, including condiments and toppings, when inventory ran low
  • Observed strict procedures regarding food handling and sanitation to prevent foodborne illnesses
  • Maintained clean, sanitized and well-organized food preparation zones
  • Checked completed orders for accuracy and bagged meals for easy carrying
  • Assisted with daily food preparations
  • Maintained a clean environment in the restaurant’s kitchen, bathrooms, and dining areas.
Education and Training
Expected in 11/2020 to to Certificate | Dog Grooming PetSmart Grooming Academy, Midlothian, VA, GPA:
Expected in to to | Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA GPA:
Expected in 06/2010 to to High School Diploma | West Springfield High School, Springfield, VA GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • PetSmart Grooming Academy
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • West Springfield High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Professional Pet Stylist
  • Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
  • Shift Manager
  • Cashier


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

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