Kelly started her grooming career in 2001 as an apprentice to Scott Wasserman, world renowned groomer, judge, author, recipient of the International Groomer of the year award, as well as many other prestigious awards. While she was trained for competition and show grooming, she didn't want the spotlight of that world. She wanted to care for animals in the field. Her preference is to work with the veterinary clinics for the health of pets and the happiness of clients. After her apprenticeship, She remained at Hickory Plaza Veterinary Clinic for 16 years until their closing in 2017. After which she did a short time with Nipper's Corner Pet Medical Center, before finding her home here at La Vergne Veterinary Clinic in February of 2017