Pet Grooming

When you trust our animal hospital with grooming services, you can always expect your pet to receive quality, compassionate care. We strive to keep your pet as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout the grooming appointment.

brown and black dog grooming

The Benefits of Cat & Dog Grooming

Your pet’s coat and skin form a protective layer around them. Yet, when the skin barrier is compromised due to a build-up of dirt, oil, allergens, or bacteria, that protective layer could fail. The result is itchy, irritated skin that becomes damaged and potentially infected with excessive scratching. With routine cat and dog grooming services, you can help keep your pet’s skin and coat clean and healthy. At Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center, our professional groomers deliver exceptional care to pets of Rutland, VT.

Grooming Services Offered at Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center

Regular Groom

Bathing with Fresh ‘n Clean shampoo, brush out, nail trim, ear cleaning, and cologne

Full Groom

Everything in a regular groom plus a haircut, as determined by the groomer and pet parent, anal glands, and ears plucked as needed.

Special Upgrades

The Vermonter – Eco-friendly Vermont Soap Company natural shampoo. Made from organic coconut, olive, and jojoba oils, organic aloe vera, a combination of natural and organic essential oils, and natural rosemary extract. Vermont Soap Company never uses sulfates, parabens, enzymes, or phosphates in its aloe vera shampoo. Finished with Vitalizing mist conditioner and cologne.

Soothing – Itch relieving soothing treatment with DuoxoS3 medicated shampoo and leave-in mousse. This shampoo is #1 recommended by US veterinarians for non-prescription skin care for itchy dogs with allergies. Free from soaps, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, colorants and nanoparticles. Finished with Vitalizing mist conditioner.

The De-Shed – Furminator Ultra Premium Dog Shampoo is enriched with omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, calendula, and papaya leaf extract that condition the skin and coat. This shampoo helps loosen hair to help with blowing out the coat. With Odor Capture 360 Technology, your pup will smell fresh for weeks! Finished with Vitalizing mist conditioner and cologne.

Relaxing – Buddy Wash 2-in-1 Lavender and Mint shampoo and conditioner is a treatment to calm the mind and body. Gentle dog deodorizer that promotes a beautiful coat and soothes the skin, leaving a soft and lustrous coat that smells amazing and is not too perfumey. Made with natural herbs and oils and free of harsh ingredients and finished with a Lavender Mint Spritz.

Substitutions & Add-Ons


  • Hypoallergenic scent-free shampoo
  • Oatmeal shampoo
  • Medicated shampoo
  • Condition
  • Facial scrub


  • Teeth brushed and rinsed with Clenz a Dent
  • Nail Dremel

Is your pet looking a little shaggy? Schedule a grooming appointment by calling us today!