Evie Michalak is our only groomer and one of the business owners. She became a certified groomer by the Virginia School of Pet Grooming in 2003. She worked for private salons and large corporate chains before starting a mobile grooming business. She discontinued the mobile grooming service to devote her attention entirely to the Pet Resort. Evie continues to expand her experience in animal handling, skin and coat care, breed specific and mixed breed styling, first aid and general grooming techniques. She has years of experience bathing and trimming dogs, cats and small animals.
Evie enjoys working with dogs that have challenging behavior and will take dogs that have been turned away from other grooming salons. If you have a dog or cat that was recommended to be groomed under sedation or was turned away for behavior, please consider having Evie try working with it. With her experience in animal behavior and appropriate handling she is able to manage or improve the behavior and grooming experience for many of these pets. She will not groom any animal that has been given a sedative so please do not administer any type of sedative or tranquilizer before the appointment.
Evie is responsible for the training and oversight of all bathing and grooming support staff.