Very Important Pet (VIP)
Grooming Salon & Boutique
Manager & Prof. Groomer
Certified Veterinary Assistant
In 2004 Andrea went to PIMA Medical Institute where she became a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She was first hired at a pet grooming facility as an animal caretaker, where she cared for small animals, reptiles and cats. She was then trained by a Competition Groomer and became a Professional groomer which she has been doing now for over 16 years!
Andrea has a dog named Trixie who was born at a grooming shop and has been with Andrea since birth.
Working with animals is the best thing ever for Andrea, she loves being able to transform and just make pets cute!
Andrea joined our VIP Family in 2020.
Melissa joined the pet grooming industry in 2014 as a Professional Bather at a pet store facility. She then became a Professional Groomer in 2017.
She has a 5-year-old cat named Loki.
She Loves grooming all breeds of dogs and cats and making them look and feel their best!
Melissa joined our VIP Family in 2020.
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Laura joined our VIP Family in 2022.
Kiley is an animal lover and joined our team in 2021 as her first job!
She loves working with animals because they are so cute and they just want to be loved or to give love!!
She owns two Newfoundlands named Figgy and Lulu, & a Cat she rescued last year named Bellamy.
Kiley joined our VIP Family in 2021.
Becky Joined the Animal Industry in 2016 working at a Doggie daycare, Grooming, and Boarding facility. She learned to professionally bathe in 2017 and specializes in dog obedience training.
She owns 2 dogs, a lab mix and a leonberger mix.
Becky loves making pets feel comfortable and is always taking extra time just to give them cuddles.
Becky joined our VIP Family in 2021.
Lisanna joined the pet grooming industry in 2016 as a professional pet bather at a pet store facility. She took some time off from the industry to train with a French pastry chef before deciding to return to the pet industry in 2020. She has a 2-year-old chihuahua/chow mix named Boo who she rescued during COVID. Boo has been keeping her parents busy with all her health conditions but is very loved! Lisanna treats all her pet clients as her own, ensuring that they have a safe and comfortable space while being groomed.
Lisanna joined our VIP Family in 2021.
Lauren & Derick Anderson, Founders
Lauren and Derick Anderson founded V.I.P. Grooming Salon & Boutique in 2014, starting from a mobile pet grooming business. A Certified Veterinary Tech, Derick graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2006, and as a Certified Veterinary Assistant Lauren graduated from the Health Occupations Center in 2006 with follow up training in 2011. Lauren learned to groom professionally in 2010 at the American Grooming Academy and opened her business in 2014 going mobile at first while building clientele. Derick joined her in 2015 and in 2016 they built the first V.I.P Grooming Salon! Both Lauren and Derick are Pet CPR Certified, and Lauren is AKC Safety Certified and working on her Master Groomer Certification with IPG. Together they have 2 kids, 5 dogs: Mars (Standard Poodle), Roxi (Miniature Pinscher), Stella (APBT), Olaf (Great Pyrenees) and Abigail (Basset Hound), a cat, 8 goats, 18 chickens, a mini horse (Dude), 6 box turtles, an African sulcata tortoise, a desert tortoise and a leopard gecko!
Our goal is to provide the safest,
most enjoyable grooming experience for you and your pets.
We strive to maintain a clean grooming salon and provide the highest standards possible with our grooming services and the quality products we use.
We promise to always care for your pet, be patient, kind & love them as our own!
We have passion and love for pets and will always do what is best for your Pet!
We believe that humanity should always come before vanity!