Quality. Creativity. Passion.

Here at the Animal Arts Academy, our goal is to provide the best care for your pets. Our certified, award winning groomers are committed to deliver the best possible experience for you and your pets.

When we are not serving you, our groomers are taking part in grooming competitions, or upgrading themselves with advanced courses. We made a commitment to stay atop the latest trends and grooming techniques.

Like we said, only the best.

Our Story

Co-founded in 2006 by our director Kingsly Tan, Animal Arts Academy began as a salon at Singapore’s VivoCity The Pet Safari. Animal Arts Academy provides only the best for your pets – with quality, creativity and passion.

AAA is a subsidiary company at Pet Lovers Centre with a network of 14 pet grooming salons and we are still growing!

Our academy is a fully certified grooming establishment by the Singapore Kennel Club (SKC), and often participate in many pet grooming competitions held in Singapore and Internationally. We believe in helping groomers reach whole new levels of expertise. Our graduates are proficient and professional, compassionate and genuinely care for the pets they work with.

Our training courses includes an industry immersion program where you will learn and gain professional exposure alongside our stylists at one of our grooming salons. Jobs may even be available within our salons for you to join upon your successful completion of our courses! 

Our education program is dynamic, exciting and fulfilling. Many of our students have benefited from our professional courses to become top pet grooming award winners and also successful entrepreneurs where they have started their own pet shops and grooming salons.

We aim to continue to develop successful pet stylists for the industry!  

Our Creative Winning Team.

Quality. Creativity. Passion.
Here at Animal Arts Academy, these are our values.

Kingsly Tan

Director & Principal

Our Principal Kingsly Tan is a certified master groomer by the Singapore Kennel Club and an A class groomer with the Kennel Club of Taiwan (KCT). Despite having achieved recognition, Kingsly believes in constantly upgrading himself and developing new grooming techniques to share with his students. Always seeking to improve himself, our principal is also active in conformation dog shows – poodles, bichons and miniature schnauzers are his speciality. Kingsly has bagged many awards to date, including Best in Show.

In his youth, Kingsly travelled extensively, studying the art of pet grooming in different countries – Canada, the United States, China and Taiwan, to name a few. In his studies he discovered that pet grooming was very different in the East and the West. Pet groomers in Canada, America and Europe had a far better understanding of pet anatomy and body profiles, and held themselves to very high standards of workmanship. Pet groomers in the East possessed superior skills with their scissors – their scissoring was far more intricate and meticulous than their western counterparts.

Kingsly has been invited by Artero to conduct grooming seminar in Spain and Malaysia. Artero Jornadas Spain is the biggest grooming show internationally where all the top groomers around the world are invited.

Having studied under both traditions of pet grooming, Kingsly put together what he had learned, and developed a special, unique technique of pet grooming. It is a style that combines the best of the East and the West, and here at the Animal Arts Academy, it is Kingsly’s personal mission to teach this technique to his students.

Credentials
  • 2018 – Artero World Groom Team
  • 2016 – Artero Creative Team Singapore Master Groomer
  • 2015 – Singapore Kennel Club Certified Grooming Judge
  • 2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Certified Master Groomer
  • 2014 – Kennel Club of Taiwan class A certified groomer
  • 2008 – Singapore Kennel Club class A certified groomer
  • 2007 – Singapore Kennel Club class B certified groomer
  • 2005 – Travelled to U.S to learn showing poodles from a top poodle handler
  • 2001 – Graduated from Pets Beautiful grooming school (Canada)
Awards
  • 2014 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class A 2nd Place
  • 2008 – Singapore Kennel Club Class A 1st Place
  • 2007 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B 1st Place
  • 2004 – Pet Esthe pet colouring contest 2nd Prize
  • 2003 – Classified Golden Clipper Contest 1st Prize

Ng Sze Ting

Grooming Instructor & Senior Stylist

Sze Ting is our grooming instructor, and has won many awards in Taiwan and Singapore. She graduated from 1 of the top grooming school in Taiwan. She is extremely dedicated to teaching, she wants her students to do well and ensure she do her best for her students.

Credentials
  • 2016 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class A certified groomer
  • 2015 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class B certified groomer
  • 2014 – Dog Groomers’ Association of Singapore Class B certified groomer
  • 2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
  • 2014 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C certified groomer
Awards
  • 2018 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class A Merit Award
  • 2015 – Singapore Kennel Club AGF Class B 1st Prize Best Technical Award
  • 2014 – Dog Groomer’s Association of Singapore Technical Award
  • 2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Open Class Technical Award
  • 2014 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C Award Of Merit

Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Ng Sze Ting

Senior Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Sze Ting is our grooming instructor, and has won many awards in Taiwan and Singapore. She graduated from 1 of the top grooming school in Taiwan. She is extremely dedicated to teaching, she wants her students to do well and ensure she do her best for her students.

Credentials
2016 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class A certified groomer
2015 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class B certified groomer
2014 – Dog Groomers’ Association of Singapore Class B certified groomer
2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2014 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C certified groomer

Awards
2018 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class A Merit Award
2015 – Singapore Kennel Club AGF Class B 1st Prize Best Technical Award
2014 – Dog Groomer’s Association of Singapore Technical Award
2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Open Class Technical Award
2014 – Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C Award Of Merit

Bastian Boon

Stylist / Assistant Trainer | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Bastian is a dedicated groomer who puts his whole heart into any dog he grooms. His extensive knowledge of the grooming process also makes him a great trainer, enabling students to learn additional things not inside the curriculum. He loves trying out different cuts and styles and aims to make the animals he grooms leave the salon looking the best they can.

Credentials
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2017 - MGA Class A Pure Breed certified groomer
2017 - MGS Class B Saloon Freestyle certified groomer
2016 - MGA Pure Breed (Toy Poodle) Class B certified groomer
2016 - MKA Class C Pure Breed certified groomer

Awards
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Open Class 1st Place
2017 - MGA Class A Pure Breed 3rd Place
2017 - MGA Best In Show Award
2017 - MGA Class B Outstanding Award
2017 - MGA Class B Saloon Freestyle 1st Place
2016 - MGA Class B Outstanding Award
2016 - MGA Class B Pure Breed 1st Place

Shermine Choo

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Shermine is a keen learner who picks up different styles quickly. Her interest in grooming was sparked when she got her Maltipoo Oscar and she has been experimenting on grooming different styles for him herself even before she became a groomer.

Credentials
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2018 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C certified groomer
2018 - Graduated from Animal Arts Academy

Awards
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C Award of Merit

Robin Phey

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Andrea Low

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Andrea joined us for our 1-day basic grooming course and quickly fell in love with grooming. She enjoys watching scruffy dogs come in and leave looking sharp. She’s works wonders with the dryer and can dry dogs at amazingly quick speed.

Credentials
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2018 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C certified groomer
2018 - Graduated from Animal Arts Academy

Awards
2018 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C Technical Award

Ryan Chan

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Ryan graduated from Animal Arts Academy in year 2016, he is a patient and hardworking groomer making sure he does a good job for his customers no matter how difficult the job is.

Credentials
2016 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2016 – Graduated from Animal Arts Academy (Singapore)

Awards
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Asian Fusion 1st Prize

Shane Poh

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Shane has been in the grooming industry for close to a decade and is always happy to share with his juniors his knowledge of grooming. His experience enables him to handle well almost any pet.

Credentials
2015 - Asia Grooming Federation Class A certified groomer
2014 - Dog Groomers’ Association Class A certified groomer
2014 - Singapore Kennel Club Class A certified groomer
2011 - Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2011 - Dog Groomers’ Association Class B certified groomer
2010 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer

Awards
2015 - Asia Grooming Federation’s Class A 2nd prize
2014 - Dog Groomers’ Association Class A 2nd prize
2014 - Singapore Kennel Club Class A 2nd prize
2012 - Singapore Kennel Club Pet Styling Grooming Competition 3rd prize
2012 - Singapore Kennel Club Creative Grooming Competition 3rd prize
2012 - Mediacorp’s Creative Grooming Competition 2nd prize
2011 - Dog Groomers’ Association Class B 1st prize
2009 - Police K9 Unit’s Inter-Unit Competition 2nd prize

Faith Cheong

Stylist / Marketing Executive | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Faith has a soft spot for Singapore specials, schnauzers and puppies. Her speciality is in natural and shaggy looking styles. She spends her free time with her dogs and volunteering in animal welfare groups.

Credentials
2018 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C certified groomer
2018 - Graduated from Animal Arts Academy

Awards
2018 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C Technical Award

Zann Tan

Senior Stylist | The Pet Safari @ VivoCity

Zann Tan has been working in the industry since she was 20. Graduating from the Animal Arts Academy in 2010, her love and passion for animals makes her service likable to both pets and their owners.

Credentials
2015 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2012 – Dog Groomer’s Association Class B certified groomer
2011 – Dog Groomer’s Association Class C certified groomer
2010 – Graduated from Animal Arts Academy (Singapore)

Awards
2015 – Singapore Kennel Club Open Class 1st Prize
2012 – Dog Groomer’s Association Class B 2nd Prize
2011 – Dog Groomer’s Association Class C 3rd Prize

Lisa Li

Stylist | The Pet Safari @ VivoCity

Lisa has been working in the pet industry since 2007. She graduated from Beijing in year 2008, and has 2 years of working experience in Australia. Being part of groom team China she has participated various competition in China and Australia and won 1st prize in an international competition in her class.

Credentials
2016 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer

Awards
2016 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C 1st Prize Best Technical Award

Lu Wen Xuan

Stylist | The Pet Safari @ VivoCity

Wen Xuan graduated from Animal Arts Academy in 2016 and has been working as a groomer with us since then. She’s extremely passionate about her job and enjoys bringing her dog Aspen for long nightly walks.

Credentials
2016 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer

Ginny Kang

Senior Stylist | The Pet Safari @ Nexmall

Ginny Kang graduated from the Animal Arts Academy in 2013 after entering the trade. Since then, she’s earned a Class C groomer certification from the Singapore Kennel Club.

Credentials
2015 – Singapore Kennel Club Class A certified groomer
2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2014 – Dog Groomer’s Association Class B certified groomer
2013 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2013 – Travelled to Taiwan for enrichment program
2013 – Graduated from Animal Arts Academy (Singapore)

Awards
2016 – Singapore Kennel Club AGF Class A 1st prize Technical Award
2015 – Singapore Kennel Club Class A 2nd Prize Technical Award

Lu Yan Fen

Stylist | The Pet Safari @ Nexmall

Yan Fen graduated from AAA in year 2015. She is a kind and cheerful person and enjoy her job very much.

Credentials
2017 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2015 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2015 – Graduated from Animal Arts Academy (Singapore)

Awards
2017 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B 2nd Prize Technical Award
2015 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C Award of Merit

Jeff Hou

Stylist | The Pet Safari @ Nexmall

Jeff joined Animal Arts Academy as an apprentice and worked hard to obtain his certification and his hard work paid off when he won Technical Award during his C Class exam. Jeff has cats at home and initially joined the company so he could learn to groom his cats but he now enjoys grooming dogs more.

Credentials
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2018 - Graduated from Animal Arts Academy

Awards
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club C Class Technical Award

Syaraf Ikhmal

Grooming Assistant | The Pet Safari @ Nexmall

Syaraf’s love for animals brings him across the causeway everyday to learn as an apprentice to become a professional pet groomer one day. He used to be an assistant cat groomer and hopes to expand his knowledge to dogs and other smaller animals.

Feng Feng

Stylist | Pet Lovers Centre @ Kembangan

Feng Feng has been working in the pet industry since 2008. Achieved Class C certification from Association of Small Animal Protection(CPGA), Beijing in 2009 and Class B certification from Shanghai Naughty Family Pets Co. Ltd in 2010.

Credentials
2012 – Attended full course in Shanghai Fundamental Stone Pet Grooming Training School (CKU)
2010 – Shanghai Naughty Family Pet Co. Ltd Class B certified groomer
2009 – Association of Small Animal Protection(CPGA) Class C certified groomer

Summer Rong

Stylist | Pet Lovers Centre @ Kembangan

Summer graduated from Animal Arts Academy in 2018. She is a gentle and caring groomer. Her favourite breed is a Promeranian.

Credentials
2018 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2018 – Graduated from Animal Arts Academy (Singapore)

Awards
2018 – 15th Singapore Kennel Club Grooming Examination Open Class Award of Merit

Zhang Hui Min

Grooming Assistant | Pet Lovers Centre @ Kembangan

Hui Min is currently an apprentice in Animal Arts Academy, training to become a professional pet groomer. She loves animals and is active in volunteering in dog shelters.

Catherine Lim

Stylist | Pet Lovers Centre @ Balmoral Plaza

Catherine Lim has been working in the pet industry since the age of 19 years old. She graduated from Animal Arts Academy in 2012 and she started off working as a groomer at Kuala Lumpur outlet in year 2012.

Credentials
2018 – Singapore Kennel Club Class A Certified Groomer
2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2014 – Dog Groomers’ Association of Singapore Class B certified groomer
2013 – Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2012 – Graduated from Animal Arts Academy (Singapore)

Awards
2018 – Singapore Kennel Club Class A Technical Award 2nd Prize
2014 – Singapore Kennel Club Class B 2nd Prize
2014 – Dog Groomers’ Association of Singapore Class B 3rd Prize

Shaun Tan

Stylist | Pet Lovers Centre @ Balmoral Plaza

Shaun is always up for a challenge with more difficult to handle dogs but has a gentle touch when it comes to smaller animals and cats. He especially loves grooming rabbits and cats.

Credentials
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club C Class certified groomer
2018 - Graduated from Animal Arts Academy

Annie Ng

Grooming Assistant | Pet Lovers Centre @ Balmoral Plaza

Annie is responsible and a keen learner. She takes her duties very seriously and is amazing at detangling dogs. She’s also really good at the shop’s housekeeping. She hopes to learn dog therapy after working as a groomer for a few years.

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