Grooming Services

Grooming Services

Grooming is not just a way to make your pets look pretty, there is a lot more to this veterinary service. Regular grooming can help prevent matting, control shedding, alleviate skin irritation and identify abnormalities that are not easily noticed. We recommend having your pet groomed every four to eight weeks, depending on the length and condition of your pet’s fur.

Grooming services are for clients of St. Francis Animal Clinic. Anyone that is not a client, may have their pet groomed after an exam by our veterinarian. This will ensure that your pet is healthy and able to withstand being groomed.

We require all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies, DAPP and bordatella vaccinations. We recommend the flu vaccine.

We require all cats to be vaccinated for rabies and FVRCP. We cannot groom cats that are positive for FIV or feline leukemia.

We offer the following grooming services for dogs and cats:

Haircuts • Bath • Blow dry • Nail trim using a Dremel (pet permitted) • Ear flushing • Anal gland expression by a veterinarian
For Cats
Shavedown • Bath • Blow dry • Nail trim • Ear flushing
(pet permitted)

Come to St. Francis Animal Clinic and let us help your pet look and feel their best!

New grooming clients (not clients of St. Francis Animal Clinic) will receive 50% off same day pre-grooming exam with a veterinarian.
Benefits of Grooming at St. Francis Animal Clinic
Alleviate stress
for your pet while grooming

If your pet is difficult or gets extremely stressed for grooming, our veterinarian can administer sedation. This can particularly help in pets that are severely matted.

Access to your
pet’s medical records

Our veterinary clinic has your pet’s medical records and can perform any critical care if it were to become necessary for our more infirm companions.

Anal glands are
expressed by a veterinarian

A general part of the spa day is a routine anal gland expression. Some animals benefit from this service. Expression is done only by the veterinarian, not the grooming staff, to limit possible problems related to this process. Although not an exam, the veterinarian does comment on what may be going on “down there.”

Veterinarian can
treat your pet while grooming

If our groomer finds anything abnormal with your pet, such as cysts or growths, yeasty ears, skin discoloration or external parasites, a veterinarian may look at it BEFORE your pet goes home. You may also choose to have an exam or treatment done by a veterinarian while here for grooming.

Need Veterinary Services for Your Pet?

Visit our Veterinary Services page for a list of additional services provided by St. Francis Animal Clinic