The Grooming Lodge of Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, Il 60005
The Grooming Lodge Arlington Heights is a professional, full service dog and cat grooming facility. We offer pet grooming for all breeds and sizes. We provide a peaceful environment, coupled with a great staff which equals a great grooming experience.
We do it all: From a puppy’s first groom to an AKC breed standard cut with an award winning Master Groomer…and everything in between!
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Lisa is a self-taught groomer who sought out the guidance of the award-winning groomers in the area to perfect her skills. She went on to earn the title of International Certified Master Groomer, Companion Animal Hygienist, and become an award-winning competitor specializing in hand-stripped terriers. While competing in grooming competitions, she taught at a grooming school and managed a pet salon. She also became involved in the grooming certification club holding the title of secretary.
Over the years, Lisa has maintained her skills as both a groomer and veterinary technician by working in both fields. She has worked in and managed grooming salons, taught in 2 different grooming schools, and developed a grooming program for Harper College. She has also worked as a veterinary technician in traditional veterinary practices as well as specialty practice and emergency medicine. She was part of the Harper College faculty for the Veterinary Assistant program for 8 years and co-wrote a portion of the curriculum.
Currently, Lisa is Head Groomer at a grooming salon and working nights at a veterinary emergency clinic. She is now developing a program to open a grooming school where she will mesh her grooming knowledge with her veterinary knowledge to make one of the most comprehensive programs available. Additionally, she has become a Master Pet Aesthetician, able to mix custom therapeutics to address different skin issues.
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She lives with her husband and daughter in a house full of pets. In her free time, she loves to read, knit and crochet.
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