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Shawn Aufdenkamp

Former Vet Tech Finds Grooming Fulfilling

Meet Rising Star and Groom Tech Grad Shawn Aufdenkamp from Pet Supplies Plus in Jacksonville, IL. This former Vet Tech has newfound fulfillment through grooming!

Mentor Suesan Watson: “Shawn did very well on her skills tests, taking every critique and putting it onto the next dog she would do. She is showing so much potential for grooming, we can’t wait to see what she does in Level 2!”

Why did you choose dog grooming as a career?

I have loved animals my entire life. I always wanted to help them and make a difference in their lives.

What did you enjoy most during your coursework?

Learning new techniques. I was a Vet Tech many years ago and we groomed animals but this was all new and very fulfilling.

What are your future goals?

Even though I’m an older lady, I hope to continue working with animals as long as I’m alive. I love them all, large and small.

Any advice for aspiring groomers?

Patience, kindness, listen to your mentor. They’ve done this for many years and there’s probably nothing they can’t help you with. Have passion for what you do.

About Shawn Aufdenkamp

Shawn Aufdenkamp graduated Paragon's Distance Learning Program in 2022. See her work at Pet Supplies Plus!
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