Testimonials of our students

  • Mandy Anthony

    Mandy Anthony
    Mandy Anthony

    Mandy Anthony

    A BIG BIG THANK YOU to Svetlana and Edita at the Cat Grooming School in London for the expert training and support you gave me to become a competent and skilled ‘Master Cat Groomer’. It was hard work as well as a very intense, stressful and emotional time, with a lot of laughs and tears along the journey. But having bespoke one to one training that was arranged by Svetlana and Edita to suit both the salon/school workloads and my availability with providing a variety of cats to practice with made this a truly remarkable and rewarding experience.

    Warmest regards, 
    Mandy Anthony
    Cavendish Cat Grooming
    https://cavendishcatgrooming.co.uk

  • Emma Fegan

    Emma Fegan
    Emma Fegan

    Emma Fegan

    I decided in my late twenties to change careers and pursue my true vocation; working with cats! My research led me quickly to the Cat Grooming School’s website and I was immediately hooked on the idea of becoming a professional cat groomer. I attended the Beginner course in April 2019 and learnt so much from Svetlana in those few short days that I was keen to come back asap for the Intermediate course later that year. I finally took the plunge in April 2020 and left my job in order to complete the Advanced and Master courses on a 1-2-1 basis over the period of 4 full time weeks. Due to covid-19, this ended up being in July 2020 rather than May/June as planned! I can’t thank Svetlana enough for her reassurance and flexibility when it came to the ever-changing landscape of lockdown.
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    The courses are by no means easy; learning the skill of cat grooming is immensely challenging both physically and mentally, and I was frequently out of my comfort zone. However, with Svetlana’s expert guidance and tuition, and Edita’s constant reassuring presence and seemingly inexhaustible patience, I grew in confidence and skills and completed my Master Cat Groomer course in early August 2020. The salon is never short of feline clients for students to learn the practical skills with, and I was also instructed on the business management aspects of cat grooming as well, which really is invaluable for a new business owner. As a graduate of the School, I know that I can always turn to Svetlana for guidance going forward as well, which is very good to know.

    Feline Good Cat Grooming has now been operating in Milton Keynes & surrounding area for nearly a month; I am so glad I took the plunge, and immensely grateful to Svetlana and Edita at the Cat Grooming School. Without their invaluable teaching I would not now be running the business of my dreams and making a real difference to the quality of lives of cats in my area, so I cannot thank them enough.

    Lots of love,

    Emma Fegan
    Feline Good Cat Grooming

    https://felinegoodcatgrooming.co.uk/

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  • Debbie Rawlinson

    Debbie Rawlinson
    Debbie Rawlinson

    Debbie Rawlinson

    Once I had decided I wanted to become a full time professional cat groomer I signed up for one to one tuition with Svetlana Broussova and the team at the Cat Grooming School in London to become a Master Cat Groomer. 

    Svetlana has been a truly inspiring teacher. She has a wealth of knowledge and information which is passionately shared with her students.  (more…)

    No day is the same whilst training, the course covers all aspects of cat grooming, including bathing, clipping, handling techniques as well as learning how to read a cat’s body language. The experience I gained is invaluable.

    Thank you, Svetlana, for all your guidance, knowledge, professionalism and giving me all the confidence needed to start my new cat grooming business.

    You are amazing!

    Groomed to Purrfection
    https://groomedtopurrfection.co.uk

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  • Sadie Ewers

    Sadie Ewers
    Sadie Ewers

    Sadie Ewers

    I have recently completed my Master Cat Grooming Course, at the Cat Grooming School in London. Something I thought I would never achieve.

    On all the courses that I have completed from the basic through to Master level, Svetlana and Edita gave 100%. At the Cat Grooming School Svetlana always ensured you had enough cats to work with and at each level she made sure they were challenging enough to ensure that you progressed.

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    In my opinion there is nowhere else in the UK where you will find the knowledge, passion for what they do and high standards of teaching. If you decide to train at the Cat Grooming School for any level, be prepared to work hard and be pushed out of you comfort zone, then you will come away as I did with the confidence (that I didn’t know I had) to start a business and handle any cat that comes my way.

    Thank you, Svetlana, for all your guidance, knowledge, professionalism and still being there for me, even though all courses are now completed.

    Sadie Ewers
    Smart Cats Grooming

    https://www.smartcatsgrooming.co.uk

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  • Sonia Redpath

    Sonia Redpath
    Sonia Redpath

    Sonia Redpath

    Svetlana Broussova offers courses that contain a high level of knowledge and experience. Over and above the qualifications of being a Veterinary Surgeon, she has many years of experience of working with many cats, many types and temperaments.

    You are taught Cat whispering and handling over and above anything because Svetlana says you must have this before you think you can cat groom. She has a very good team member in Edita for extra student support and the content is extensive.

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    You will work hard but the rewards are very much worth it and I felt extremely emotional when Svetlana gave feedback at the end of my Master Groomer course, as I value her opinion and feedback.

    I traveled from Newcastle to London 4x in a year, giving up a career in Nutrition and fitness, organising family so I could complete this course work and it has been very worth it. Svetlana offers ongoing advise re grooming and business necessities you will need to continue as a Professional groomer and succeed in business.

    Thank you Svetlana and Edita for a life changing decision I love doing.

    Sonia Redpath
    Purrs and Furr Cat Grooming,
    Newcastle upon Tyne.

    https://purrsandfurrcatgrooming.uk

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  • Pauline Kemp

    Pauline Kemp
    Pauline Kemp

    Pauline Kemp

    Following my life-changing decision to leave a career working in Central London to do something I genuinely loved, I started up my Pet Care business (primarily pet sitting), but knew I wanted to do more. 

    With a particular affection for cats and remembering the problems grooming my elderly arthritic cat some years ago, I decided I wanted to find out more about cat grooming.

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    I extensively researched the website for cat grooming courses and Svetlana Broussova’s name came up a number of times and was highly recommended for her excellent training through her Cat Grooming School.  I decided to try the Taster Session Day to find out more.  I was in awe how very shabby cats could be transformed into the beautiful animals they should be by skilled professional cat groomers!  This Taster Day made me realise I wanted to learn this skill too.

    What a journey I embarked on!  I can honestly say it was the hardest, most exhausting, but also the most rewarding training I have ever done.  It certainly was not easy – I had no idea cats could be so strong!  But with Svetlana and Edita there to support and guide me, plus the other students I met on the course, I successfully completed my training from Foundation through to Master Cat Groomer level.

    I am now building my own client base – no two cat grooms are the same!  How I love it!

    So, thank you Svetlana and Edita for introducing me to the amazing world of cat grooming.

    With Love
    Pauline Kemp
    Awesome Paws Cat Grooming

    http://www.awesomepawscatgrooming.co.uk/

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  • Sandra Hilton

    Sandra Hilton
    Sandra Hilton

    Sandra Hilton

    It has long been my ambition to offer a cat grooming service in my native North West of England. However, most of the pet grooming training available in the UK focuses on dogs, so it was difficult to find suitable tuition.

    Fortunately, after some internet searching and online discussion, I found Svetlana and her dedicated team at Pet Universe. I signed up for a month’s training which was a big commitment for me – but I can honestly say it was worth every minute of my time and effort. (more…)

    Sandra Hilton at Pet Universe with her tutor Svetlana Broussova
    From the moment I met Svetlana, I realised I had made the right choice. She was very friendly, approachable, courteous and patently enthusiastic about her work. The energy she exudes is infectious and helped motivate me even more. I did not expect an easy time, and I didn’t get one.

    The whole point of Svetlana’s method is that you get hands-on training and quickly learn to adapt and think on your feet. I was expected to give my all and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    The practical experience was invaluable and I also had plenty of opportunities to discuss with Svetlana all aspects of the business. Consequently, I left with not only a thorough practical training, but also essential business insights.

    After my spell at Pet Universe, I was exhausted but I was far more confident about my cat grooming skills and I am very excited about the future. Svetlana is a unique mentor and I cannot recommend her and Pet Universe highly enough.

    Thank you Svetlana and Pet Universe!

    https://www.essentiallypurrfect.co.uk

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  • Febe Macharis, Belgium

    Febe Macharis, Belgium
    Febe Macharis, Belgium

    Febe Macharis, Belgium

    As I was looking for a new challenge in my life and a career switch, I came across the idea of becoming a cat groomer. Since I have been crazy about cats all my life, it would be a perfect job for me and a dream come true.

    I discovered Svetlana’s Cat Grooming School in London, UK and contacted Svetlana to ask more questions. Because I live in Belgium it was not an easy decision to come to London to become a master groomer, but am I happy I took that chance.

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    Thanks to Svetlana and her team I learned so much about cats. Not only the grooming part, but also how to handle them and respect them even more than I already did. It is a hands-on course and I had to work hard, be disciplined and take great care. But that’s the only way to become a true Master Cat Groomer.

    I really can say that I learned from the best.
    Thank you so much Svetlana for making my dream come true.

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