Hi, I’m Rachel I joined The Pet Retreat team in November 2017 as senior stylist at the Holmes Chapel salon.
I have been grooming professionally since June 2012 and hold an Extended Diploma in Animal Management and a BSc (Hons) degree.
I’ve had a love of and a passion for caring for animals for as long as I can remember and have owned a variety of domestic and exotic pets over the years, including an African Pygmy Hedgehog and a Leopard Gecko, currently at home I have a cheeky black and white longhair chihuahua called Ollie.
I’m extremely passionate about animal welfare and also have a strong connection with caring for wildlife, ecology and conservation.
I have a wealth of experience in grooming a variety of breeds to both show and pet styles, however being a perfectionist I am always looking to improve and develop my skills by studying new techniques and attending seminars so that I can deliver a top quality service to our lovely clients.
I am currently studying the techniques used in Asian Fusion grooming as I absolutely love the toy-like appearance of the finished style. I also hope to join the rest of the team and enter my first competition soon.