Grooming Services

Grooming at our Albia, Oskaloosa & Ottumwa locations

Did you know that regular bathing and grooming for your pet leads to healthier skin and coat? Our Grooming Salon knows all the benefits of grooming, including that keeping your pet’s nails trimmed and comfortable protect both you, and your floors at home. Here are some other benefits of regular grooming:​

      • Reduces the amount of hair and shedding left behind by your pet
      • Prevents potential medical problems such as hot spots, skin irritations, and ear infections
      • Saves you valuable time and energy in your busy schedule
      • Done properly, regular visits can help your pet become accustomed to the grooming experience and learn to enjoy it
About our Full-Service Grooming:

Regular grooming is about more than looks – grooming plays an important role in keeping your pet healthy and happy. When your pet visits Animal Health Center, they’ll be treated to the ultimate grooming experience.

A full-service grooming package involves the following individualized services:

      • Bath, including a conditioning soak specially tailored to suit your pet’s needs
      • Fluff dry done entirely by hand
      • Full brush out to keep your pet’s coat strong and shiny
      • Toenail trim to keep your pet’s nails tidy and infection-free (and help prevent scratches!)
      • Ear cleaning, which helps remove dirt and prevent buildup that can cause infection
      • Hair clipping and styling, done in the style you prefer.

grooming gallery

What to Expect: 

Appointments: Appointments are required. As a courtesy to our other grooming appointments, please be on time and give 24-hour notice of cancellation. The length of the appointment varies based on the animal’s size, breed, temperament, coat condition, and services required. When booking your first appointment, please let us know if you are aware of any temperament issues or trouble spots your pet may not like (i.e. tummy or tail area).

Pricing: Standard pricing varies based on your pet and the services required. Please ask the front desk for an updated pricing list!

Severely Matted Dogs: We want to make sure that all of our grooming clients are comfortable and enjoy their “spa” day. If we believe that combing out a severely matted coat will be painful, we won’t do it. Please consult with our front desk staff or groomer before scheduling your appointment so we can determine the services that are needed to get your pet back in tip-top shape.

Special Needs (Behavior or Medical): We understand that each grooming client has different tolerances when it comes to washing, brushing, trimming or finishing. If you let us know that your dog or cat has biting or other nervous issues, we will take every precaution we can to ensure they have a great experience at our clinic.

Meet Our Groomers


Meet Brandy

Brandy lives in Ollie, Iowa. She attended Kirkwood Community College.

Brandy has joined the Animal Health Center team in November 2018. She is currently taking appointments at the Oskaloosa office. You may schedule an appointment by calling 641-673-5525.

Meet Natalie

Natalie lives in Russell, Iowa on a farm. She attended Pleasantville High School and Iowa State University.

Natalie has joined the Animal Health Center team in November 2018. She is currently taking appointments at the Albia office. You may schedule an appointment by calling 641-932-3455 or 641-673-5525.

Meet Kenzie

Kenzie lives in Eldon, Iowa. She attended Animal Behavior College in California.

Kenzie has joined the Animal Health Center team in June 2019. She is currently taking appointments at the Ottumwa office. You may schedule an appointment by calling 641-682-8701.