Day at the Pet Spa

Grooming/Bath and Brush Program

Could your furry friend use a little primping?

Professional grooming is about so much more than just a pet who looks nice and smells good. Companion animals who are groomed regularly tend to be healthier overall. Regular grooming can also make it much more pleasant to live with your pet. That’s because many of the nuisances of pet ownership, such as dander and shedding, can be minimized or even eliminated completely.

Haiku Veterinary Clinic takes the external health of our patients seriously, which is why we’re so pleased to offer professional grooming services. This includes everything your companion needs to feel clean and fresh, such as:

  • Nail Trimming
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Bathing
  • Haircuts
  • Blowdrying

We currently have a bath and brush out program.  Our Animal Care Team members do everything our groomer does with the exception of the haircut .

If you don’t have the time, patience or expertise to groom your pet at home, why not bring them to us? We’ve got the skills, experience and gentle, compassionate touch to handle all of your pet’s grooming needs. Have a special request, such as a particular breed trim? Let’s talk about it and see if we can accommodate your needs.

When it comes to making your four-legged friend look and feel like royalty, we’ve got what it takes. Give us a call today to schedule your pet’s next grooming appointment and let us provide the pampering he or she deserves!

Pet Groomer

Growing up, Mindi was always surrounded by a wide variety of animals. She’s been caring for pets since she was young, so a career in the animal care field simply makes sense! Now she serves as one of Haiku Veterinary Clinic’s Pet Groomers.
Mindi’s veterinary career began when she was 15 and secured a job in a kennel. Since then, she’s worked in a variety of pet hospitals around the area. In September of 2012, she stopped into Haiku Veterinary Clinic and applied for a job. She’s been here ever since!
Creating original haircuts is one of Mindi’s favorite aspects of her job, as it gives her a chance to flex her creative side. She also likes to clean dogs’ dirty ears because she knows it makes them feel much better.
In her free time, Mindi likes spending time outdoors, particularly at the ocean. She’s also interested in plants, art, and music.

Baths & Brush Outs

Born and raised on Oahu, Bryson grew up with all types of animals – dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, tortoises, and fish!  Bryson’s experience of growing up with animals made him want to become a Veterinarian.  Bryson used to volunteer at Ohana Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary assistant and was taught how to care for patients and work in the lab.

Bryson currently has 2 fur babies- Joba an 8 year old MinPin/Terrier and Mana, a Chihuahua/Fox Terrier.  Joba was going to be sent to the humane society, but Bryson rescued him before that could happen.  Joba is now a loving and protective companion. Mana is a hyper, but very loving pup that was given to Bryson by his girlfriend for their one year anniversary. When Bryson isn’t at Haiku Veterinary Clinic, he is working out, playing with his pups, or hanging out with his friends.

Baths & Brush Outs

Kyoko has been working with us as a grooming assistant and animal care team member since February 2017.  She has always wanted to work with animals her whole life.  Previously Kyoko would walk the neighborhood dogs, and help her friend’s boarding business.   She also worked in the kennel at a veterinary hospital while working retail in Waikiki.

Kyoko’s favorite thing to do at work is to admire the Ko’olau Mountains while walking the dogs.  She loves how beautiful and peaceful it is in Kaneohe.  Commuting from Waikiki is sometimes difficult for her, but she said that it is worth it a 100 times over.

In her spare time she works at a flower shop, cuddles with her many cats, and goes running.

Frequently Asked Questions
1.  Why does my pet have to stay so long for grooming?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions. All pets scheduled for grooming spend the morning hours going through steps 1&2 of the grooming process. After your pet is dried, they will enjoy a brief rest that includes a walk outside, a bowl of water, and a comfortable air conditioned compartment. The afternoon hours are spent going through the 3rd and final step. Once the 3rd step has been completed, Your pets groomer will call you when your pet is ready for pick up.

What if I am unable to drop off my pet between 8-8:30 a.m. or unable to pick up after 2 p.m.?
We are able to accommodate most schedule conflicts if we know about them ahead of time. If you need a different drop off time, or need to pick up your pet early, we recommend that these arrangements be made at the time of scheduling to ensure your needs will be met.

Why can’t I stay with my pet during grooming?
When your pet is being groomed, the groomer is attempting to build a bond of friendship and trust with your pet. This bond must be present in order to provide the best possible service to you and your pet. This can be extremely difficult to achieve with you present. A visit to a loving groomer builds socialization and confidence in your pet, and for these reasons, we do not recommend you being present during the grooming process.

Why does it cost so much to have my pet groomed?
Here at Haiku, we use only top quality veterinarian recommended shampoos and conditioners, allowing your pet to receive optimal results. Our haircuts are performed with equipment that requires monthly maintenance to ensure precision cutting and less skin irritation. We go the extra mile to ensure no cross contamination by thoroughly disinfecting our cages and equipment. Our groomers possess extensive animal care backgrounds in addition to a high level of grooming experience, helping to ensure your pets visit to Haiku is a safe and happy one. After careful consideration to all of these things, in addition to the utility use and supplies, we feel we offer competitive prices and are confident you will feel the same.

My friend recommended you for grooming. We have the same size dog. Why does it cost more for my pet to be groomed than my friends?
Each pet is evaluated separately for grooming. While we may start with a base price for your dog’s size, special needs may cause your dog’s grooming price to go up. Such needs could include teeth brushing and scaling, the condition of your dogs hair, or the type of grooming you request. If your pet has a severe health condition, is debilitated, or in their senior years, this could also cause your charge to be slightly higher due to the extra time and hands involved.

What kind of dryers do you use? Are animals left alone under dryers?
Here at Haiku, all pets are hand dried. We do offer cage drying for those pets who just do not prefer the blow dryer. However, all cages are in the room with the groomer, so animals are NEVER left alone under dryers. Your pets health, comfort and happiness are top priority here, and we are well aware of the dangers involving heat and cage drying.