UNH Grooming Lab Holds Open House Nov. 26

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau
(603) 862-1566

November 18, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Thompson School of Applied Science's new Grooming Shop at the University of New Hampshire will hold an open house Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to visit the facility on 291 Mast Road, behind Barton Hall, on the Durham campus. Door prizes will be awarded.

The Grooming Shop was moved from its smaller quarters in Putnam Hall to the new space. Enhancements include a dedicated entrance and reception area, three bathing tubs (two are walk-ins), hydraulic grooming tables, and a larger kennel and classroom space.

The shop is a business operated by UNH students enrolled in the university's small animal care or small animal grooming diploma program. Classes are taught and supervised by professional groomer Sandra McCleary.

"We teach the grooming of all dog breeds and cats," says Jerilee Zezula, UNH associate professor of applied animal science. "We encourage people to bring their pets to the shop, and we are especially looking for pure-bred animals with coats requiring specific clipping and scissoring patterns."

Grooming services include brushing, dematting, ear cleaning, nail trimming, checking for fleas and ticks, checking teeth, bathing, appropriate scissoring and clipping.

For more information on the open house or to schedule an appointment for next semester (this semester is booked), call 603-862-1144.

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