ABC Grooming Instruction Program Student of the Month– February 2013
Pam Kathisier, who lives and works in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a full-time independent contractor for Annie’s Pet Salon. Annie’s Pet Salon offers a variety of grooming services, including, nail trims, ear cleaning, expressing anal glands and haircuts for both dogs and cats. Pam became a certified groomer last summer and has been employed as a groomer since last October. While she did not have a good experience with the first salon she worked with, Pam is now at a shop that fits her grooming philosophy.
- What grooming technique do you hope to master on over the next 12 months?
I plan on mastering my breed cuts; the Bichon and Black Russian Terrier are the two I see most in the shop that I want to master.
- What animal or person most inspired you to pursue a career in the animal industry?
My mother-in-law and husband were the most supportive of my pursuing my dog grooming career. They always wanted me to chase my dreams.
- When and how did you know that you’d be a success in the pet industry?
I knew I would be a success in dog grooming because despite my first shop experience, I was still motivated to groom. I love my job as a groomer and I have found the shop that works for me.
- What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to enjoy grooming where I am at and in an opportunity presents itself to where I can open my own business Id like to do so some day.