Grooming & Soft Paw Application
Clipping, Cleaning & Grooming
In general, our staff can perform medically necessary clipping and cleaning procedures, or if your pet has to be sedated for grooming, we can do that as well. Otherwise, we will have a groomer in our facility, so if you are interested in scheduling an appointment, call and let us know. See our Meet the Team page for more information on our groomer.
Soft Paw Application
For those of you who need help in getting your kitty cat’s nails not so sharp, so that they don’t scratch anyone or any furniture, this may be an option for you. The other thing to think about is if your kitty will mind having this application done. If so, just give us a call to set up an appointment. The only other thing you need to do is order the soft paws online and bring them in for us to apply them. Just make sure to order the right size, which is usually based on weight.
What to expect:
The Soft Paw Application procedure may take up to 30 minutes. First we will trim the nails, then clean them, then apply glue into the nail cap and apply to your pet’s nail and hold pressure for several seconds. That’s it. They stay on approximately 4-6 weeks.
Penny P. – Groomer
“This is not just a job for me, this is my passion”. I have been grooming for many, many years and I am very excited to join the grooming team at Colonial Animal Hospital. I have always been very involved in the dog world from training, to rescue, to grooming. I love them all like they are my own and your dog’s health and well being is my top priority. I also very much enjoy meeting all you pet parents and developing a great relationship with you and listening is everything in this business. Listening to your specific needs concerning your pets and doing my absolute best to make you feel comfortable leaving your babies in my care is paramount. It is so satisfying when I bring them out at the end of their spa day and seeing them looking their best and the happiness of the pet parent upon seeing their clean, well groomed beautiful fur baby.
Jackie Van Wie – Groomer
Hello, my name is Jackie. I have a Belgian Malinois mix named Bradley, a hound/ terrier mix named Kali, as well as an orange tabby cat named Milo. I was born and raised in Southwest Florida. I have always loved animals and always knew I wanted a career that would allow me to work hands on with them. I have been grooming for three and a half years now and I love how rewarding the job is. I am currently looking into getting certified to groom cats as well as horses because I enjoy pushing myself to try and learn new things. I plan on going to school to study Veterinary Medicine, specializing in equestrian animals. I am excited to be a part of this team at Colonial Animal Hospital. I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member!
N. Mary B.
We want to commend Jessica, Colonial Animal Hospital’s groomer, for outstanding service. She has been grooming our Westie Bridget for over 4 years and she does an excellent job. Bridget always comes home looking and feeling great and very proud when she gets a bow or fancy kerchief and a good report card. The facility is very clean and modern looking and geared toward customer service. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We would highly recommend Jessica for any of your grooming needs.
5 BIG STARS; their staff! Took my 12 year old cocker spaniel to be groomed & they found she had an ear infection (very common w spaniels narrow ear canals). Their Vet, Dr. Welch took time to not only squeeze my dog in but answered all my questions after her GREAT grooming. Full service, wonderful staff from their receptionist to groomer to Vet. I MOST HIGHLY RECOMMEND Colonial Animal Hospital for both their grooming & very professional vet services based on my extremely positive experience. You will not be disappointed as they truly care about your pet and it really shows in everything they do!
Tried the grooming service for first time at this new location. The reception office area is immaculate. And they have free coffee and snacks. The staff gave us a friendly and warm greeting. I had made an appointment two weeks ago to bring in my three small dogs, poodles mixed. Got a mailer few months back. Two of my dogs are over 12 years old and the third is 6 yrs old. Jessica the groomer came out to speak with us to determine how we wanted dogs groomed. We went over the services and various packages. We settled on a basic package. Price is more than fair for everything included. Was told it would be about three hours. Sure enough I got a call about three hours later. Upon seeing my dogs I was very very happy with their relaxed mood and how clean and neat the grooming appeared. The grooming quality exceeded my expectations. Jessica, the groomer, did not come out as she was working on other dogs. So I left a tip with receptionist. The receptionist told me Jessica has about 12 years of experience grooming. Her expertise definitely shows on my dogs. I was hesitant to express my high satisfaction with this location and Jessica because of more competition for her services but then I realized it’s better to let others know to help keep this location and Jessica in business. It’s about a two mile drive from my home.