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Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
— Katherine Whitehorn

It all started when...

Imagine working so hard to achieve a Bachelor of Education Degree, and then dedicating 20+ years to teaching, only to realize that the insatiable need to work with animals was so overpowering that there was nothing else to do but literally “go to the dogs!”

I am a wife, mother of three boys, Bachelor of Education Recipient, Certified Dog & Cat Groomer, business owner, entrepreneur, and pet owner who started all of this as proudly as a cat who just swallowed a canary, or a dog with two tails!

Since my conversion to the dog/cat world, I've built:

  • Relationships with my favorite dogs, cats and humans, and I must say they are all exquisitely beyond extraordinary
  • A successful three part business, in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan: Zoom Zoom Groom (The IN Salon and Mobile Grooming), a cat division called PreZoomably Cats: Feline Groomz & Roomz, and a Government Regulated Vocational School called Apex Academy of Professional Grooming & Animal Arts
  • The honor of improving the lives of dogs & cats by grooming them to be “Show Ring” worthy
  • The building of an incredible team (20 employees) that not only teach me about passion, motivation, creativity and compassion, but are hugely responsible for the many successes of Zoom Zoom Groom and PreZoomably Cats
  • The creation of the Apex Academy of Professional Grooming & Animal Arts, which enables me to continue teaching (once a teacher, always a teacher) and inspiring others with the art of grooming - something I am over-the-top passionate about
  • Becoming a 2017 Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

Apex Academy of Professional Grooming & Animal Arts was founded with the goal to assist those who want to follow their dream in the pet industry and more specifically- in grooming. Whether you are going to the cats or going to the dogs, we would love to be a part of your journey.  Grooming is an incredible profession and we are proud of what Apex can offer to students who have the dream!