Meet Kelsey Johnston – Your Professional Pet Stylist
Kelsey is owner / operator of All 4 Paws Pet Services. She is a Bachelors of Science (Bio/Psych) graduate, as well as a Veterinary Administrative Assisting graduate and lover of all things with 4 legs. She brings passion and dedication to every aspect of her business with over 15 years’ experience in the pet industry. Kelsey shares her family with a 15 year old Yellow Lab, Bailey, and a 4 year old Bernese Mountain Dog, Koji.
Kelsey’s passion for anything 4-legged started at a very young age and grew exponentially to a lifelong dedication to beloved furry friends large and small. She sums up her true life’s dedication in four simple words, “my passion for animals.” Throughout her life she has always had an on-going fascination with animals and thrives on the idea that her relationship with them developed her strong work ethic and goal oriented personality. She values opportunities to positively partake in roles that benefit the Pet Companion community, animal’s lives and their relationships with us.
She has personal, professional and educational experience in competitive equestrian, Veterinary assisting and Veterinary hospital management. Her most recent employment was as Practice Coordinator at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital in Perth, Western Australia which is one of the premier veterinary colleges in Australia and the world, being the first to achieve American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation in the country.
Kelsey’s driving force lies in the family roots of successful entrepreneurs and animal lovers. After spending a good portion of her career life in the corporate world she decided it was time to set her sights and create her own passion and found her niche in animal grooming.
Kelsey has achieved her certification as a Professional Animal Stylist from Pampered Paws Inc. Their Toronto institute is where she was trained to reflect the most up to date grooming techniques and services. She has refined and mastered her grooming skills and credentials to give you and your pet the ultimate grooming experience.
She is a proud member of the Nation Dog Groomers Association of Canada and Certified in Pet First Aid from Walk N’ Wags Pet First Aid. Kelsey states, “My life’s experiences, both personally and professionally, have provided me with an opportunity and perspective to view the variety of important roles in the lives of animals and people that cherish them. My inspiration to pursue a career as an animal stylists comes from my desire to couple my drive for business with my passion to be hands on with animals every day. I understand the critical level of importance to practice to the best of my ability and consistently in an ethical manor and would value nothing more than to support the multi-disciplinary approach to wellness within the lives of our beloved pet community.”
With her unwavering enthusiasm she excels when there is a feeling of having a real merit to adding to the quality of life of animals and strives towards becoming a very influential contributor and distinguished colleague within the Animal stylist / grooming industry and Pet industry as a whole. With years of real life experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge, style and understanding.She is passionate about getting to know each and every client and her ultimate goal is focused on building a lasting relationship with you and your pet!
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