Testimonials - American Grooming Academy


I have known Angela Clark for the past 4 years. During that time I have worked with Angela on a number of projects. Her knowledge of the grooming industry from her years of experience is very impressive. She also exhibits two of the most important characteristics for teaching others, which are patients and expertise in the art of pet grooming.

Her years of management/training experience with Petco will allow her to provide students opportunities that few other schools can offer. If her students should choose to start their own business, Angela will be able to provide exceptional guidance.

Dennis Gnetz,




Wag’n Tails Mobile Conversions

Aloha! I am Karen Furtado the owner of Shear Magic Pet Salon Boutique and Dog Training located in Hilo, HI. Prior to my return to the great State of HI in 2005, I had the opportunity to work for Petco Animal Supply Inc. for over 8 years. During my career with Petco, I held the positions of Pet Stylist, Grooming Salon Manager and the Grooming Training Manager of AZ. As the Grooming Training Manager of AZ, I became part of Angela Clark’s Pet Services Team on the West Coast and had the opportunity to work first hand with Angela. This was a great experience both on a personal level and enhancing my career development. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in entering the professional grooming industry or wanting to developing their career further, in attending the programs offered at “American Grooming Academy “ . You will not be disappointed!

Karen Furtado, Business Owner
Shear Magic Pet Salon
Hilo, HI 76720






Hi my name is Diana; I have been a friend and a college of Angela Clark for over 13 years. We both worked for Petco Animal Supplies Inc. for 12 years and during my time with Petco, I worked for Angela as a Satalight Grooming Training Manager and Grooming Salon Manager. Angela has taught me a lot about the grooming industry and has always been by my side with her expertise. I am proud to say that she has been and still is an asset to me and hopefully will soon be for you too. Angela is a great teacher and instructor who cares deeply regarding the animals and in her care and their grooming. I now have my own mobile grooming business going on my fourth year and going strong. I owe a lot of my success to Angela and the training, knowledge and support I received from her. We finally are getting what this industry needs, the perfect grooming instructor and grooming training programs through Angela Clark at “American Grooming Academy”.

Thanks to Angela Clark,

Diana Robinson,
Business Owner Wildomar, CA




I have known Angela Clark for at least 10 year now. We have work together putting programs together to promote the grooming business in a professional manner. Angela has always show her professional side and her ability to problem solve to come to winning results. Her skills of organizing programs in a timely manner have always been impressive. Her knowledge and experience of grooming come from many years of hands on work with pets and students, which you can’t just learn from books. Angela has experience in all aspects of the grooming industry. I have watched Angela working with students and then working with instructors and she is always positive and supportive a great learning environment. Her smile will always show you how much she enjoys her work.

Judy Breton, CMG, CKO
Director of Grooming and Special Services
World Pet Association, Inc


State Licensure and Approval

American Grooming Academy is a private vocational school approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and Title 5. California Code of Regulations Division 7.5. Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approval means that this institution and its operation comply with the standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private post-secondary educational institutions. Institutional approval is subject to continual review and the institution must reapply for approval every three years.