One-on-One Pet Grooming Services
Our pets deserve to be as clean and freshly groomed as us, and not just for the sake of smelling nice. Pet grooming and bathing offer plenty of health benefits, too, like keeping your pet’s coat dandruff-free. While we don’t recommend having them bathed too often, pets should have a good grooming roughly once a month to maintain their skin, coat, and nails.
Meet Our Grooming Team
At Custer McDermott Animal Hospital we’re proud to refer our patients to Marietta Cowan, our Certified Master Groomer here in our office. Her and her assistant Donielle provide one-on-one grooming services to small and medium-sized breeds.
- Breed-specific grooming
- Nail trim
- Ear Cleaning
- Bathing (medicated if needed)
- …and more!
IPG Certified Master Groomer
While still in high school, Marietta began her grooming career as an apprentice at a grooming salon, and in 2001, became a Certified Companion Animal Hygienist and Internationally Certified Master Groomer; the highest distinction in the grooming industry.
Marietta brings a truly remarkable level of knowledge and experience to her work in our salon. She is well regarded as an innovative leader with proven accomplishments, extensive experience in AKC breed profiles, and excellent hand scissoring skills.
She has won multiple Best in Show as well as multiple class placements at area grooming contests with various breeds. To assure she stays ahead of the industry standards, she completes certificates and attends continuing
education courses regularly.
When she isn’t busy grooming, she is busy training for AKC competitive obedience trials or showing in the confirmation ring. She enjoys hanging out with her Australian Terrier, Addy who was placed at Westminster and is Marietta’s first owner handled Grand Champion. Her most recent adventure is training her seven-month-old Standard Poodle Jeff, her newest competition champion.
Donielle Almanza joined the CMAH family in May 2018. She was brought on as a Technician, but found she really enjoyed the grooming process. She was trained by our Groomer Marietta, and began her position as Grooming Assistant. Her and her husband Mark have two teenage daughters Ilyse and Raygan and 3 dogs Pixie, Ziggy, and Daisy. She really enjoys coming to work every day and making your pet feel pretty.
Why Your Pet Should Be Groomed Regularly
Since Grooming is a core part of our Pet’s wellness, having your pet groomed regularly keeps them comfortable, happy, and healthy. Some of the benefits of keeping your pet freshly groomed on a regular basis include:
- Healthy coat and skin
- Less shedding
- Early detection of ear, skin, and teeth issues
- Nail trims reinforce healthy foot structure and posture
- Detection/prevention of parasites
- Increased sociability
- Deceased risk of infection of the eyes, ears, teeth, and/or nails