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Owner Kristie Stewart

Owner Kristie Stewart

Animal Arts Academy of Pet Grooming has been a family owned and operated trade school now spanning nearly 30 years. Founded in 1986, the facility is now owned and operated by Kristie and Kevin Stewart, both graduates of the academy during the first two years of operation, having taken over the reins in 2012 when the other founder, Barbara Elery, CMG, retired. Animal Arts was also the very first state accredited trade school for pet grooming in Indiana, and the only one with this status for nearly 20 years. We have a tried and trusted approach to achieving not only the finest looks on all breed pet grooms, but also the curriculum of the school is second to none as a result of our experience and we have successfully graduated many, many highly successful professional pet stylists down through the years who now operate presitgous grooming salons all over the country and have even had overseas students come here for their training.

Not only is our grooming absolutely of the highest quality, our staff is as well. Whether your needs are for grooming services or developing a career path in this highly rewarding trade, Animal Arts Academy can offer you the best of both!