Grooming

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Grooming is essential to overall pet care

As a caring human companion to your treasured cat or dog, you know very well that their health and well-being goes beyond vaccinations and check-ups.   Grooming is more than just a luxury, it is a key part of keeping your furry companion healthy, happy and beautiful.
The benefit to regular grooming is more than just a day at the spa.A thorough bathing and trim may also uncover a growth or sore that might have otherwise gone undetected.  Then it's a quick process to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians, sometimes we can do everything on the same day! 

About our groomer

Felipe was a veterinary technician at Higgins for many years and then moved on to grooming back in 2016.  He is adept with pets and has a genuine gift at soothing any uneasiness and and his gentle, professional approach makes pets feel safe and comfortable.  He is passionate about helping your pet feel and look their very best.  You will be amazed at the results!

Services we offer

We have full menu of grooming services that include:

  • Bath and coat conditioning
  • Post-bath blow dry and brush out
  • Feline lion cuts
  • Customized coat cutting, trimming, shaping and styling
  • Focused attention on facial fur trimming and care
  • De-shedding the coat during shedding season
  • Nail trimming and filing
  • Teeth brushing
  • Sanitary trimming
  • Anal gland expression

Requirements for grooming

We are diligent about making sure every pet under our care is safe, healthy and not at risk to themselves or others.  Please check our requirements necessary for a grooming appointment. 

   For dogs:
  • Physical exam within one year for pets 6 years of age and under - within 6 months for pets 7 years of age and over
  • Exam, Rabies vaccine, DA2PP vaccine and Canine Influenza vaccine within 12 months - Bordetella vaccine within 6 months
  • Negative fecal sample test within 6 months
  • Proof of flea and tick prevention given within 1 month of your appointment date

    For cats: 

  • Physical exam within one year for pets 6 years of age and under -within 6 months for pets 7 years of age and over
  • Rabies vaccine and FVRCP vaccine within 12 months.
  • Negative fecal sample test within 6 months.
  • Proof of flea and tick prevention given within 1 month of your appointment date

Locations

Find one of our three locations on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Higgins Animal Clinic

Monday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Wheeling Animal Hospital

Monday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Arlinton-Golf Animal Hospital

Monday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Higgins Animal Clinic

Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Wheeling Animal Hospital

Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Arlinton-Golf Animal Hospital

Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed