Looking for a way to work with animals and also be in business for yourself? Make two to three times more than you would as a veterinary technician as a self-proficient pet groomer! Set your own hours and own your own business while continuing your passion for helping animals!

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We Prepare Animal Lovers For Careers As Professional Animal Groomers through Hands-on Instruction at our Ft. Lauderdale Campus just Minutes from the Beach!

Who is Merryfield?

Merryfield is an academy of cat and dog grooming with outstanding instructors who create the best foundation for graduate success. There is no other pet grooming school in the country that has a nationally recognized award winning staff like ours. The cat and dog grooming training course’s goal is to impart our instructors’ skills upon our students. The pet groomer course programs that we provide for the awarding of a groomer certification go beyond requirement, so each student enrolled into our cat and dog groomer school can be sure they are being provided the necessary information needed to start a career. We understand the importance of a grooming certificate, however we also know that it takes much more than the minimum to be a successful professional pet groomer!

Career Choices

Graduates of our grooming school in Florida have many different ways to execute their career choice. Some of those options include mobile pet grooming companies, house call pet grooming, grooming salons, animal hospitals, kennels, rescue organizations, humane societies, and self employment opportunities. Investing in a pet grooming career means tapping into an over $60 billion industry, so the potential for success of a Merryfield Academy graduate is unlimited! Additionally, our job placement service provides jobs that lead to careers for over 97% of our graduates and our career service department supports recent graduates in their trade show, competition, and self-employment endeavors. Choosing a career as a pet groomer through the instruction of Merryfield insures that you will have a job that you enjoy for life!

Financial Aid Options

We understand that it may be your goal to attain higher education while your pocket says otherwise. Fortunately, you may qualify for federal aid to help pay for pet grooming school! Unlike any other pet grooming school, Merryfield goes above and being by providing options to help you with your cat and dog grooming classes financially. Our nationally accredited school provides the only financial aid available in the nation for courses of this kind! Fill in the form above, and we will get back to you with information on how to receive financial aid to go to the best cat and dog grooming school in the nation. We want you to succeed, and we will do what it takes to help you get to where you want to be financially so that you can begin your career as a pet groomer.

Benefits of being a Pet Groomer


Are you fed up with being underpaid for the services that you provide? With the ever-growing industry of pet grooming services, graduates of Merryfield Academy have multiple options for career paths. With a certificate of professional grooming from Merryfield, each of these paths provide exciting and financially stabilizing options for a career that will last a lifetime!


Do you work long hours and find it hard to live a life outside of work? Owning your own grooming business provides you with the option of setting your own hours and creating your own schedule! Entrepreneurial professional pet grooming provides a way to work with the animals that you love at your own pace.


Veterinary technicians, other pet industry specialists, and those that hold jobs in other fields are often under-appreciated for the services that they provide. Being a pet grooming professional gives you the option to own your own business and appreciate your own talents, skills, and customer base! Additionally, your furry clients will always reward your expertise with a wag of a tail and lifelong friendship.

Graduate Testimonial

I now own ‘Le Paw Spa Pet Mobile Grooming’ and I am very happy to report that, even in this economy, my phone does not stop ringing and the demand for my services (I am the most expensive mobile groomer in Ft. Lauderdale) keeps me busier than I can handle. All my clients tell me that the quality of my grooming of their pets is like nothing they have ever seen. I attribute that to Merryfield and the awesome teachers there. I never in a million years dreamed that I would be owning my own company myself. I love my clients and their pets. I get up every morning happy to start my day and be in control of my destiny. Again, thank you so much.

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Haylee Lavallee, CFMG www.lepawspamobile.com
Located in Fort Lauderdale