Julia has two dogs: Ike, a miniature daschund, and Jack, a rat terrier; as well as two cats, Sydney and Sparta. She has been surrounded by animals her whole life, having had horses, cats, dogs, birds, gerbils, degus, and fish. Julia has been working as a pet groomer since 2007. She has been grooming at Park Veterinary Centre since January 2008 and really enjoys it. She finds that the atmosphere here is positive, encouraging, and very customer oriented. Julia was originally attending school for hairdressing when she discovered a passion for dog grooming. She loves working on many different types of dogs, her favourite being custom requirements. She grooms her parents’ cocker spaniel and they love when she leaves a mohawk. Sometimes they even request it to be dyed different colours. Julia has always enjoyed the challenge of non-traditional styles but she respects the talent required to give a traditional breed cut. She loves to meet new clients and grow relationships, ensuring that they never walk away dissatisfied.