Testimonials of our students

  • 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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  • Jan Littlemore

    Jan Littlemore
    Jan Littlemore

    Jan Littlemore

    I just want to say a BIG ‘thank you’ Svetlana, for a great experience when I trained to be a Master Cat Groomer.

    I learnt such a lot in my one to one training, when every day was full on! I had the opportunity to work initially with docile easy to groom cats, progressing to difficult and aggressive cats, using a personal caring approach involving cat whispering, where understanding a cat’s body language is just as important as the grooming skills. (more…)

    With a background in aromatherapy and massage, I know that therapeutic touch and caring thoughts are reassuring and just as important for animals as they are for humans, and the specific cat grooming techniques and cat whispering taught by Svetlana reinforce and mirror my holistic approach when working with cats.

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  • Rachael Sherwell

    Rachael Sherwell
    Rachael Sherwell

    Rachael Sherwell

    After an unexpected ‘career break’ I was looking for a new direction when someone suggested doing something I loved. Cats have been a passion for years and I currently have three Maine Coon boys and a little Moggie queen. I wondered how I could work with cats and then, after finding details of Svetlana’s Cat Grooming School, I decided on becoming a cat groomer. (more…)

    What other people have said is true, it’s very difficult to find training to become a cat groomer. One course only responded 3 months after I’d sent an enquiry. Luckily I was well into Svetlana’s course by then. Other places were predominantly dog grooming salons so didn’t look like they’d have a ready supply of cats to work and train on.

    Unlike the Svetlana’s Grooming School where there were cat’s aplenty! With great people (you know who you are Edita!) and an extremely knowledgeable trainer in Svetlana. It was hard work, actively helping in caring for the 6-7 cats booked in each day. There was sweat and (almost) tears. I was the only trainee most of the time and ended up grooming up 4 cats a day once I started to get the hang of things. But the training, the large number of cats groomed, the confidence it gave me – all priceless. And since qualifying as a Master Cat Groomer Svetlana has also invited me back for a few days to enhance my full clip work. So you’re not alone just because your course has finished.

    Now, Feline Divine Cat Grooming is up and running around Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. I have a new business and love going to work. No more driving hundreds of miles but not getting a sale in the end. I can’t think I’d have got anywhere near the level of training elsewhere so a big THANK YOU to Svetlana!

    https://www.felinedivine.co.uk

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