Regular grooming is vital for the health and comfort of your pets’ skin and coat. Our goal is to maintain a positive and low stress environment. Our professional groomer, Emily graduated from Rio Grooming School and has years of skills and experience to offer a variety of grooming options for your pet. We put your pet’s safety and comfort first throughout the groom; Emily is committed to providing the safest and most comfortable experience for your pet. She has experience with all sizes, and breeds allowing for many different styling options.

Whether you would like a bath and blow out, a full haircut or any advanced grooms, Emily can do it all with ease! She has titled show dogs of her own including Newfoundland’s and Labradors. Give us a call for more details.

Bath and Brush

Grooming (Breed-Specific)

Ears Cleaned and Trimmed

Nails Trimmed

Medicated Shampoo for Skin Conditions

Dog Grooming Check-In Form

Cat Grooming Check-In Form

We keep records of your pet’s grooming along with our medical records, including any special needs so that we can cater to your pet’s individual needs. Pets with skin conditions are bathed with the proper medicated shampoo, and pets with separation anxiety, fear or behavior problems can be sedated for grooming to reduce stress.

Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations are required for dogs, and rabies and Distemper vaccinations are required for cats. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Grooming FAQ

How do I schedule a grooming for my pet?
Please call our clinic to make your reservations.

For the Grooming Application, please click Download in the above boxes. You can either print out the form and bring it with you on your next visit to the clinic, or you can send us a PDF via email at

When can I drop off my pet?

You may drop off your pets at any time during normal business hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:30am – 1:30pm

What do I need to bring when I bring my pet in for grooming?

When you come in for grooming, you’ll need:

– Emergency contact information

– Medical records: Please have medical records faxed ahead of time for a speedy check-in

What are the required vaccinations/treatment for grooming?

Required Vaccinations:

Dogs: Rabies, Distemper (DHPP), Bordetella (canine kennel cough)

Cats: Rabies, Feline Distemper (FVRCP),

All guests: Fecal Test (negative, within the last year)

Recommended Tests:

Dogs: Heartworm Test

Cats: Feline leukemia test

We can administer these to your pet during their stay with us if you prefer. We do require that you bring documentation of your pet’s vaccinations if given elsewhere or we will happily call your current veterinarian to verify them. Animals dropped off with fleas or other parasites will be treated for an additional charge.

What is the earliest that my pet can be groomed?
It is good to start grooming your pet at around 10 weeks old so that they become accustomed to the grooming equipment and environment at an early age. For the first four months, we recommend grooming once a month, and then once every two months after that.
What are your recommendations for before and after a trip to the groomers?

– Before going to the groomers, take your dog for a walk so that they can relieve themselves and try not to feed them immediately beforehand.

– Since pets are often stressed at the groomers, toys, and treats will most likely be ignored. The best thing to do is bring them to the groomers and leave as quickly and efficiently as possible—if your dog senses your anxiety, they will have a harder time calming down for the grooming.

– Please wait until the grooming is complete to interact with your dog to avoid distracting your dog, and making them anxious or excited.

Why does my pet scratch themselves after they are groomed?

When you first start bringing your pet in for grooming, they may scratch themselves afterward. Similarly to people shaving, your pet might be slightly uncomfortable after the first few experiences. Scratching may also occur if your pet had extremely matted fur prior to grooming, which would require a closer shave and thus more irritated skin. Owners should brush their pet’s hair regularly to prevent the need for a close shave.

How much does grooming cost?
Grooming costs vary based on the condition of your pet’s fur and what kind of cut you are looking for. If a pet takes longer to clip down because their fur is severely matted, it will cost more than a quick clip. Also, more stylized cuts may cost extra as well. Please call us for estimates, and we will give you the closest estimate that we can.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to providing you with high-quality and cost-effective veterinary services in Waconia, MN and its surrounding areas.

We invite you to contact us anytime with questions, comments, requests or suggestions. We will respond to you as soon as possible.


13950 MN-5
Waconia, MN 55397
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Contact Info

Phone: 952-442-4200
Fax: 952-442-4220


Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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