Meet Your Cat Groomer
I have always loved animals. My first pet was a cocker spaniel. She was the first baby in our house. From then until now, there have always been animals in our home. They are members of our family. We have had dogs, birds, fish and cats…cats and more cats!
At the moment, I have one cat. Her name is Shisha. I found her at 2 months of age in a very bad state of health on the streets when I was living in the Middle East. *Shisha’s story*
My field of work for the past 30 years has been in healthcare, transcribing and editing diagnostic imaging and pathology reports, here in British Columbia and overseas. While overseas,I, along with three others, one of whom was a veterinarian, teamed up to form a rescue for feral cats. Our primary focus was a spay/neuter/release program; however, there were some cats that were easily socialized and we worked hard to rehome them. I took on five of those cats, Shisha being one of them. Three others became members of my sisters’ families and a friend of a friend lovingly cares for the other.
I have volunteered at a wildlife rescue, attended massage therapy school and I still work in healthcare, though my passion is my work as a CFMG, Certified Feline Master Groomer.
I studied ‘Temperament and Handling Skills’, ‘Anatomy and Health’, ‘Breeds, Colours and Genetics’ and ‘Business Management’ and then traveled to South Carolina to attend the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, the first school in the world to teach, set and maintain quality standards in the art of feline grooming. I passed the 9 required exams (that include both in-depth written material and hands-on grooming), and I was awarded the title of Certified Feline Master Groomer, something I am very proud of because of what it stands for. I want to help as many cats as possible who are plagued with a number of conditions that I have been trained to take care of.
Cat CPR Certification – American Red Cross
Pet First Aid Certification – St. John Ambulance
Member of National Cat Groomers Institute
Licensed and insured