About Us

Petz With Pizazz is a cutting edge salon that uses only the latest equipment from Europe and North America. We use the very best “Soap Free” natural shampoos and conditioners and we do not re-cycle our water in the baths. 

Our staff are highly trained and attend regular industry seminars and confrences and are involved in Canine Clubs, International Shows as well as  State, National & International Grooming Competitions.

Louise (Lulu) Thompson – Cert IV Senior Stylist & International Certified Master Groomer

Louise is a human Hairdresser that decided to undertake yet another apprenticeship 20 years ago. After many years of study and mentorship Louise completed her Cert IV in Companion Animal Services / Senior Stylist. Louise was then given the opportunity to sit for her International Masters Certification. There are only 21 Masters Australia wide when it was awarded. Louise enjoys styling most small to medium breeds including the Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Cavalier, Pomeranian, Keshund, Schnauzer, Tibetan & Cocker Spaniel & Poodle. Louise is a specialist Stylist with West Highland Terrier, Shih Tzu  and Poodle. Most of our work is hand scissored rather than using clippers.

Johanna (Jo) Clark – Salon Manager

Jo started working as a groomer in 2006 after completing her Cert III in Companion Animal Services. She came to Petz with Pizazz in 2010 before travelling to the UK for a couple of years on a working holiday to broaden her knowledge. She returned to Petz with Pizazz in 2014 and is half way through obtaining her International Certified Master Groomer. Jo enjoys competing in grooming competitions, both breed standard and her specialty, creative grooming. She has competed and placed in many competitions both in Australia and overseas. Jo also does wonderful work with special needs dogs. She looks forward to meeting your fur baby.

 

Yukiko (Yuki) Hirose – Graduate of The Yokohama School of Grooming

Yuki is a graduate of the prestigious Yokohama School of Grooming (Yokohama aiken kouto biyo Gakuen) in Yokohama City, Japan. Yuki spent nearly two years full time, learning her trade. Although Yuki is fully versed in European breed standards she also specialises in the art of Japanese Grooming which is starting to become very popular around the world due to it’s over the top cuteness factor. Yuki has a special affinity and bounds of patience with dogs with special needs e.g. timid, anxiety ridden or aggressive. Yuki is fully fluent in English & Japanese…

Geoffrey (Geoff) Quigley – Workplace Trainer & Assessor Cert IV

Geoff is a Cert IV Workplace Trainer & Assessor. Geoff runs his own training business “Pet Industry Training Solutions” in conjunction with Petz With Pizazz. Geoff runs the bathing and drying facility for Petz With Pizazz as well as onsite training for junior staff, school based trainees and assorted courses. Geoff keeps us on top of all OH & S policies and procedures, water regulations and payroll.

 

Amy (Aimz) Mills – Cert II & Cert III Companion Animal Services & Cert IV Vet Nursing

Amy has been with Petz With Pizazz for nearly 5 years. Amy started her education with us as a work experience student and then moved on to become a school based trainee. Amy then completed her Cert II and Cert III in Companion Animal Studies while studying for her Year 12 final exams. Amy has worked every weekend and school holidays for four and a half years and is now indentured to Hope Island Vet Surgery part time to complete her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Amy has a natural affinity with animals and has wanted to become an Accident & Emergency Vet Nurse since she was a little girl. Amy is fully conversant with running our salon and has all of us on the hop as far as finishing times, stock control, Reception, disinfecting regimes and First Aid.

 

We are a SEDATION FREE Salon