From Vet Tech to Mobile Groomer
With her first word being “doggy” as a child, Abbey was destined for a lifelong career with animals. In 2008 Abbey graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Tinley park. She then worked in Lake County animal hospitals. In 2011 she decided to take her love of animals on the road with mobile grooming. Nine years later, she continues to have the best job in the world, getting to work with cats and dogs.
The Calling All Paws team continues to grow, bringing the convenience and expertise to the clients.
Kris was born and raised on a Wisconsin family dairy farm and has always had a love for animals. She is a US Navy veteran and has been grooming dogs for nearly 6 years and dispatching for Calling All Paws just over 3 years. She also maintains a small zoo in her house to include a Blue & Gold Macaw.
Jessica has been working with animals since 2008. She graduated from the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in 2010 and has been happily grooming pets ever since. She is the proud mama of a Vizsla, Baron, and 4 cats, Hossa, Sharpie, Mack, and Quinn.
Stephenie Calhoun Has been grooming for 8 years. She is the Training manager of Calling All Paws, Nash Academy instructor, and Illinois State Grooming Team Captain. Stephenie lives with her husband John in Waukegan with her cockapoo, Nibbler, Irish wolfhound mix, Addison, 3 cats, Chiana, Fry, and Banner, and 3 turtles. Stephenie is obviously passionate about animals and teaching but also enjoys her hobbies of gardening, resin art, and cooking.
Catherine, or Cat for short, has always been drawn to working with animals. Started volunteering at animal shelters as early as she could. She went to veterinary technician school and learned so much about animal health and wellness. Soon after graduation, Cat started to groom and has continued to do so for 5 years and counting.
Lydia has been working and competing with dogs for 15 years. She began working with dogs professionally 5 years ago as a trainer, and has been using her training knowledge to enhance grooming for Calling All Paws for just over 2 years.
After working with humans for 10 years Robyn found her passion in loving and pampering pets. She has an assortment of pets at home including bunnies!
A lifelong lover of animals Hannah came to Calling All Paws after working with people and at dog kennel. She’s excited to be providing specialized care for Lake County’s pets!