Hello and welcome to DogSmart Mobile Grooming! My name is Helen. If you've come this far I'm guessing you'd like to know a little more about me... I'm a 30-something(!) year old professional, City and Guilds diploma qualified and insured dog groomer. I live in Hanworth with my husband, Arul, baby daughter Jasmine, Enzo the fox red labrador and Minnie the rescue cat!
I grew up in Nottinghamshire surrounded by our family pets - we had a Miniature Schnauzer named Pepsi, two cats, Liquorice and Jellybean, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, stick insects and an electric blue lobster! As a teenager my weekends were spent helping out at local farms and working part-time at a local Veterinary Surgery.
The early part of my career was spent at The University of Manchester where I studied Chemistry, and after several years of research gained a PhD in Physical Chemistry. Following on from this I worked as a Research Scientist in the Diamond Industry, but I always felt something in my life was missing. After almost three years researching synthetic diamond I decided to return to my true passion - dogs!
City and Guilds Diploma for Dog Grooming Stylists
City and Guilds Level 3 Introductory Dog Grooming Qualification
Certificate in Dog Bite Prevention and Handling Skills
Certificate in Pet First Aid (International Society for Animal Professionals)
Certificate in Business Planning and Start Up (Bright Ideas Trust)
“I'm so glad we found Helen, Teddy looks and smells absolutely gorgeous and everything was just as I had asked for. Wonderful. Thank you"
Amanda, Teddy's owner
“Baxter looks so gorgeous!! Thank you Helen."
Julie, Baxter's owner