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About Us

For over 30 years now, Animal Arts has been dedicated to excellence of service and the humane treatment of animals.  Of the only 3 Nationally Certified Master Groomers (NCMG’s) in the State of Indiana, we are proud to have 2 of them on our staff.  We also have 3 Certified Canine Estheticians (CCE’s) which is a rigorous certification in itself and they too are very small in numbers.  We certainly are also certified in Canine CPR, which while never having had to actually utilize that skill set, we do have it.

Kristie Stewart, NCMG CCE, Owner/Director is well known nationwide, and was actually 1 of only 6 in the country to be invited by the IJA (International Judges Association) to go on International Exhibitions, and her reputation is impeccable, and has too many awards and competition trophies to list here.

Other notable references are the NDGAA (National Dog Groomers Association of America) has selected us to be the only site in the entire midwest where they do workshops and Certifications Testing for anyone pursuing their NCMG.  This is an exhaustive certification, requiring many steps in practicals, and at least 4 thorough written exams, totalling 7 extensive stages and many do not make it who do attempt to advance, which explains why there are so few of them.

We started in 1986 as the first State Accredited Trade School in Indiana, and one of only 5 in the entire country.  We remained the only one of these facilities in Indiana for about 20 years.  Our extensive practicals and academic coursework was second to none and was developed over 3 decades of experience.  While we do not conduct classes now, the excellence in training we have imparted down through the years has resulted in many of our graduates going on to highly rewarding and extremely successful careers and many stay in close touch with us.

Needless to say, anyone coming to us for Pet Grooming Services will receive the finest work and care of your pet in the industry.  We do book up very quickly, so please feel free to call us for more information.