Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital
Groomer - Experienced (Part Time)

(an awesome companion-animal general practice!)


East Haven, CT 06512

Company Overview

Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital?offers high quality, affordable, and convenient veterinary care to pets in the East Haven, Branford, New Haven area. We boast an enjoyable environment with a family-like team of ardent professionals that takes a no-nonsense and progressive approach to veterinary medicine.

We strive to provide exceptional customer services and patient care by working as a team; we work hard, and we also have fun!

Job Summary

Experienced groomer needed for well-established busy veterinary facility; we are a fast-paced but fun loving shop! Candidate will be responsible for providing professional grooming services for 6 to 8 dogs per day (4 days per week) using the knowledge of canine characteristics and grooming styles and techniques.

If you are an experienced groomer, have superb client service skills, and are a self-starter who is looking to grow your client base, we look forward to meeting you!

Responsibilities and Duties

We provide full-time reception staff for all front desk operations, so you will not have to answer phone calls or schedule appointments. The responsibilities and duties of this role include:

  • Greet pets as they come in
  • Must be able to independently perform all grooming tasks including bathing, drying, clean ears, brushing, de-matting, breed-standard cuts, teeth brushing, and nail trimming, etc.
  • Groom and style pets per owners' instructions and/or according to breed standards
  • Ability to groom a wide variety of dog breeds keeping current with style trends
  • Develop long-term relationships with pet parents by understanding their needs and recommending products and services that will keep their pet healthy and happy
  • Deliver world-class client service
  • Community outreach to attract new neighbors into our salon
  • Perform routine cleaning to keep the grooming environment fun and inviting (e.g. cleaning the grooming equipment, sweeping, vacuuming, organizing, cleaning and sanitizing cages, tubs, etc.)
  • Keep records of grooming details for each visit
  • Must own your own tools/equipment (we will provide the dryers); supplies such as shampoo, conditioner, etc. will be provided at no cost
  • Requirements

  • 2+ years' grooming/styling experience; proficient in scissoring and clipper work is paramount.
  • Operate and use all grooming tools and equipment including bathing tubs, brushes, steel combs, barber shears, scissors, clippers, driers, and bathing products such as perfumed shampoo and soaps
  • 4 days per week, including up to two Saturdays per month
  • Hours may vary based on appointments scheduled and will include days, nights and weekends
  • Nice-To-Haves

  • Formal training or certification is desired but not necessary
  • Benefits and Perks

  • Salary: 50% commission (plus tips)
  • Schedule is based on appointments
  • Days can be flexible
  • Personal Pet Discounts
  • What Makes Us Special

    Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital?is part of a growing group of state-of-the-art hospitals with locations in New England, South East, and Mid-Atlantic states and future growth across the U.S. We offer our veterinarians competitive compensation packages as well as equity for individuals interested in ownership.

    Associated topics: boarding, cat groomer, dog groomer, dog stylist, estilista de gatos, grooming, pet stylist, petstylist, playroom, stylist

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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