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Desmond Chan

Co-Founder & Principal Stylist

Desmond is always finding, exploring and testing out new methods and ways of making grooming experiences for the animals a better, less stressful one. He also constantly works toward excellence in grooming techniques and skills to integrate beautiful work with humane handling. He strives to drive positive change in the pet industry, one groom at a time. 

Awards & Credentials

2018

  • Awarded Taiwan KCT Grooming Examination 2018 for "B" Class Category - 2nd Place
  • groomQuest Asia Pacific Grooming Contest - 1st Runner Up

2017

  • Attained SKC Class "A" Groomers' Certification 
  • Awarded Taiwan KCT Grooming Examination 2017 "C" Class Category - 2nd 
  • Awarded Malaysian Groomer's Association Competition 2017 (Pet Style Category) - 1st Place
  • Awarded Malaysian Groomer's Association Competition 2017 (Pet Style Category) - Best In Show
  • Awarded Most Promising Groomer Award at Malaysian Groomer's Association Competition 2017 (Pet Style Category)

2016

  • Awarded Thailand International Groomer's Association Examination "B" Class Category - 1st Place
  • Awarded Thailand International Groomer's Association Examination 2016 - Best In Show
  • Awarded Most Promising Groomer Award at Thailand International Groomer's Association Examination 2016

2015

  • Awarded DGA Pet Style Competition 2015 - 3rd Place
  • Awarded DGA "B" Class Certification 2015 - Consolation Prize
  • Awarded Dr Sophia Yin's Low Stress Handling for Dogs and Cats Certified Silver

2014

  • Emergency First Response certified Canine First Responder (First Aid & CPR)
  • Completed Special Creative Dog Grooming Course at Starwood Arts of Dogs Grooming School
  • People's Association accredited trainer

2013

  • Attended Advanced Dog Grooming Seminar by Ms. Kakuko Sasa, top Japanese Master Groomer and President of Kyusu Sunshine Grooming School
  • Completed Professional Feline Grooming course at National Cat Groomers Institute of America (NCGIA) and attained the title of Singapore's first Certified Feline Master Groomer
  • Obtained SKC "B" Class qualification in Professional Dog Grooming 

 2012

  • Member of Dog Groomers' Association of Singapore (DGA)
  • Awarded DGA's "C" Class Certification - 4th Place
  • Completed Pet Safety Programme conducted by Dr Robin Au, BSc, BVMS (Murdoch)
  • Awarded SKC's "Open" Class Category - 4th Place
  • Obtained SKC "C" Class qualification in Professional Dog Grooming 
  • Participated in Pet Management, Handling & Grooming Safety workshop by Best Friends Learning Centre.

2011

  • Certified and graduated with A+ Honors by IPG Certified Master Groomer from Snoopy-Doo Pet Salon & School
  • Certified and graduated from Advanced Professional Pet Stylist Course at Art of Pets Singapore under Korean Certified Master Groomer. Received "Best Student" award for the period May-July 2011
  • Member of the Utility Dog Club Singapore
  • Awarded Consolation prize at Utility Dog Club's 1st Pet Grooming Competition 2011
  • Member of the Singapore Kennel Club (SKC)
  • Awarded 2nd place at SKC's 1st Creative Dog Grooming Competition

2010

  • Certified Member of the International Professional Groomers, Inc