Suzanne is an experienced groomer and business owner with 35 years of grooming experience and 24 years of owning her own business. Her most recent business was Uptown Paw in Huntington Beach, California where she ran a 6,000 ft cage free daycare, boarding, and grooming facility.
Suzanne is well established in the grooming and showing community. She is a charter member for both the Southern California Professional Groomers Association (past president) and California Professional Pet Groomers Association. She is a Certified Pet Aesthetician with Iv San Bernard, has a Companion Animal Hygienist (CAH) certification from Western World Pet Supply Association, is working on her International Professional Groomers (IPG) certification, and is an award winning international competitive groomer. She is an owner, breeder and AKC licensed professional handler as well as a board member for the Burbank Kennel Club.
Suzanne trained with Iv San Bernard under Monique Van Der Ven, founder of the Iv San Bernard School in Tuscany, Italy. She is well versed in therapies, ozone treatments, grooming for show and competition, as well as routine care for the skin. She also has additional knowledge of veterinary medicine from her 16 years of work experience in veterinary care. Suzanne consulted for Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologists who were struggling with using only empirical treatments. She is a master at growing and/or restoring a healthy coat for the dogs in the show or competition rings and is well respected by handlers of some of the top show dogs in the country. Her skill as a groomer and her vast knowledge of the Iv San Bernard products make her an amazing consultant from the routine case to the most difficult cases you may have.