How it all began…
I was not born a cat groomer, in fact, grooming is my second carrer. I was born in Montreal Canada where I grew up. I studied law and became an attorney.
I then worked as a real estate attorney for the biggest credit union in Canada for many years but there was something missing. That line of work lacked meaning.
The big change
In 2008, I decided to make a change and I went to grooming school. Working with animals was so gratifying to me. Grooming became my zen. There’s no better way to say it.
I then opened a successful grooming salon for both dogs and cats in the Montreal region and left the law. I was very happy with my choice.
In 2014, I was introduced to the man that would become my husband. He is an American and lived in upstate New York.
The injury that changed everything
On the morning of Valentine’s Day in 2015, I was grooming a cat and got seriously injured. My fiance and Ispent our first Valentine’s Day in the ER and, although I went to the ER the minute it happened, the wound got infected and I ended up 8 weeks on IV antibiotics. People around me were all asking me if I was going to stop grooming cats after this incident. I did not want to stop because I truly loved grooming cats.
Becoming a Certified Feline Master Groomer
After the incident, I told myself: “There must be a better and safer and safer way to groom cats.” so I started researching where I could lean more about cat grooming. That is when I found the National Cat Grooming Institute. They were then and still are the world’s number 1 resource for cat grooming education.
I then began my training and studies with them. I went through 4 written and 5 practical exams to achieve the highest title in cat grooming. I am now a Certified Feline Master Groomer and I am very proud of this accomplishment. There are only a little over 300 of us in the entire world. This certification is hard to achieve and the few who achieve it are the elite.
To me grooming cats is not a job, it is my profession. I take it very seriously and I keep abreast of all new studies and information regarding all things cat.
Since becoming a Certified Feline Master Groomer, I have become a trainer for the National Cat Groomers Institute and also have given seminars to groomers that wish to learn more about cat grooming.
Our move to Cape Coral
My husband and I chose to relocate to Cape Coral and I am pleased to be able to offer my specialized feline grooming services in a brand new grooming vehicle specially designed exclusively for cat grooming.
As a Certified Feline Master Groomer, I can offer consistent and outstanding results every time. I Groom Cats offers luxury feline exclusive mobile grooming in Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs and Fort-Myers.
My passion is to help each and every cat learn to love the grooming process, and to assist cat owners in the health and well-being of their cats’ skin and coat.
Because I focus only on cat grooming, I am able to offer a relaxed and attentive atmosphere for each of my feline guests. Specialization has enabled me to become very good at what I do.
My husband and I love the beach!
I strive to make your life easier by providing the highest quality of care so your cat will look and feel amazing. I accomplish this in the safest and most efficient way possible.
I promise to treat your cat as if it was my own. You can relax knowing your cat is in expert, loving hands while at I Groom Cats.
Certifications and Accomplishments
2008 Pet Groomer
2018 Certified Feline Master Groomer
2018 CPR & First Aid Certified Pet Emergency Education
2019 Fear Free Certified Professional