Why is grooming your pet important?
Regardless of the breed of your dog or cat, they all love a little bit of attention. Grooming is a very important part of caring for your pet's health and well being. Some breeds only need bathing and occasional brushing, while others need detailed grooming and specific breed cuts. Regular brushing and combing helps to remove dead hair and dirt and helps to prevent the hair from matting. Dogs and cats who are regularly groomed tend to have a healthier and shinier coat because it stimulates the blood supply to the skin. Matted hair left for long periods of time can create an environment for infections and skin bruising. Large mats can also be very uncomfortable for your pet.
AMC of Cascades has a fully equipped grooming facility with appointments hours available Monday - Saturday. We have an experienced certified groomer on staff, specializing in breed specific cuts. Pets must be current on all core vaccines and free of intestinal parasites to be groomed at AMC. Please contact the hospital for more information or to schedule an appointment. Let our friendly staff know if there are any health concerns that you would like addressed while your pet is here. If you are an active client with us, grooming appointments can be requested online through your Pet Portal account. Contact us if you are unsure of how to access your account.
Miguel Retes, Certified Groomer, graduated from the Virginia School of Pet Grooming in 2003 and is currently studying Business Management at the Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling Campus. He also holds a Cosmetology Certification from Paul Mitchell the School in Tyson's Corner, VA.
With more than 10 years of experience in pet grooming and over 20 years in the veterinary industry, Miguel understands the unique bond between clients and their four-legged family members. Miguel is proficient with all grooming styles and enjoys the challenges of the difficult breed cuts. He lives in the Sterling area with his Standard Poodle, Shelby.
Miguel welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your pet's grooming needs. Feel free to contact him or stop by and meet him in person.