ABC Grooming Instruction Program Canadian Student of the Month– October 2014
Deanna Zammit lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where she works full-time for Philips Lighting. She has always wanted to work with animals. Before starting her grooming course at ABC, she had considered becoming either a veterinarian technician or assistant, but could not dedicate the time required to do so. Once Deanna decided on becoming a groomer, she was thrilled she did not need to quit her job nor relocate thanks to the flexibility of ABC’s program, which enables students to work around their schedules. At this time, Deanna is attempting to make the transition from her full-time job in the lighting industry to the grooming field.
What has your experience been like in the ABC Grooming Instruction Program?
I have had a very good experience and am able to do things on my own time. I was able to complete the material fairly quickly, which was very convenient and self-explanatory. My externship was awesome. I was placed in a salon with a great mentor.
What one thing stands out for you in terms of knowledge and/or skills acquired from the program?
One thing that stood out for me in terms of knowledge was the opportunity to groom a dog from start to finish with direct supervision. I was able to receive constructive criticism that allowed me to learn and absorb the new information I received.
What grooming skill(s) or technique(s) do you want to master during the next 12 months?
Scissoring the face is a technique that is very intimidating at first and I would like to master that during the next 12 months.
What are your future career plans?
I would like to quit my full-time job and go full-time into grooming or dog sitting in the very near future. I am in the process of looking for a route in which I can make my dream come true.
If you could style a dog or cat after a celebrity, who would it be and why?
If I could style my dog or cat after any celebrity, I would probably style it with Jennifer Aniston in mind as she has great, long and flowing hair.