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.

In 2015, Kingsly was appointed to become a grooming judge by the Singapore Kennel club and had since been invited by the Malaysia Kennel association and Korea Kennel Federation to judge in their grooming contest and examination.

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

Pet Stylist / 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
2019 - SKC Class B certified groomer
2019 - KCT Class B certified groomer

Awards
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan B class 2nd Place
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
2019 - KCT Class B Technical Award

Gabriel Lee

Grooming Assistant | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Gabriel has an insane amount of energy and dedication. She's always looking for things to keep her busy and is an extremely keen learner. She's already picked up skills that her peers and some groomers have not, due to her hard working character.
She loves all breeds of dogs and loves challenging herself with handling difficult dogs.

Teo Jia Ying

Sylist | Animal Arts Academy @ Serangoon Gardens

Jia Ying was trained and has worked in one of the top grooming academies in Taiwan before she made her way here to join Animal Arts Academy. She's capable in handling both dogs and cats well and is popular for trimming really cute teddy bear cuts.

Credentials :
2018 - KCT C Class Examination
2019 - KCT C Class Elite Competition
2019 - KCT B Class Examination
2019 - SKC B Class Elite Competition

Awards
2018 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C best technical award
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C elite competition best technical award
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class B award of merit
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class B elite competition technical award

Kaimin

Pet Stylist | Animal Arts Academy at Serangoon Gardens

Kai Min has worked hard to become an award grooming groomer that she is today, putting in many extra hours of studying for her exams and competitions. She's a keen learner and always wants to do her best to achieve the best cuts.

Credentials
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C certified groomer

Awards
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C best technical award
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club overall outstanding groomer award
2019 - x2 Singapore Kennel Club Class C elite competition best technical award
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club overall outstanding groomer awards
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class C elite competition award of merit

The Pet Safari @ VivoCity

Annie Ng

Groomer| Animal Arts Academy @ Pet Safari Vivo City

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.

Credentials
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer

Awards
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C award of merit

Lu Wen Xuan

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ 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

The Pet Safari @ Nexmall

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)
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class B certified groomer

Awards
2018 - Singapore Kennel Club Asian Fusion 1st Prize
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Outstanding Groomer Award
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Award of Merit for B Class

Summer Rong

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ NEX Pet Safari

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)
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class B certified groomer
Awards
2018 – 15th Singapore Kennel Club Grooming Examination Open Class Award of Merit

May

Grooming Assistant | Animal Arts Academy @ NEX Pet Safari

May is currently studying to become a professional pet groomer. She learns quickly and will be able to use her experience as a grooming assistant to handle dogs well in the future when she passes out as a groomer.

Pet Lovers Centre @ Kembangan

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

Bellerie

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ NEX Pet Safari

Bellerie started off as an assistant in our company for a few years while holding a full time job. Her experience as an assistant helped her to study to be a professional groomer, as she had already handled all different types of dogs. She puts her whole heart into grooming and always aims for perfection.

Credentials
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer

Awards
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C award of merit

Benedict Chew

Grooming Assistant | Pet Lovers Centre @ Kembangan

Benedict keeps his colleagues in good spirits with his wittiness and makes the overall work plan a happy place to be. He's always careful with the customers and their dogs and is a very responsible worker.

Pet Lovers Centre @ Balmoral Plaza

Catherine Lim

Stylist | Animal Arts Academy @ 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

Tseying

Pet Stylist | Animal Arts Academy at Serangoon Gardens

Tseying entered the pet grooming industry due to her passion for animals. Besides grooming dogs, she is also experienced in handling rabbits due to having 3 bunnies of her own.

Credentials
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C certified groomer

Awards
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C technical award

The Pet Safari @ Star Vista

Agnes

Pet Stylist | Pet Safari @ Star Vista

Agnes has is a dedicated groomer who is patient and gentle with all her customers. Her years of study and knowledge of skin issues allow her to recommend what's best for her customers, keeping them very satisfied with her service.

She also specialises in cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and hand stripping.

Credentials
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class B certified groomer
2019 - Kennel Club of Taiwan Class B certified groomer
2016 - MKA & FCI APAC Class B (handstripping) certified groomer
2016 - IV San Bernard Cosmetics and European Grooming Techniques, Italy
2015 - MGA Class B certified groomer
2014 - DGA Class C certified groomer
2013 - Singapore Kennel Club Creative Grooming Winner

Awards
2019 - Singapore Kennel Club Class B best technical award
2014 - Singapore Kennel Club Class C award of merit
2013 - Singapore Kennel Club creative grooming 2nd place

Isaac Ng

Pet Stylist | Pet Safari @ Star Vista

Isaac is an award winning groomer who is patient and aims to make your pet's grooming experience a comfortable and enjoyable one. He puts the safety and comfort of the pet above everything else and is always trying to upgrade his skills and knowledge in the pet grooming industry.

Credentials :

2019
SKC C Class Grooming Examination : Best Technical Award
SKC C Class Elites Competition : Best Technical Award
KCT C Class Examination : Technical Award

Book Your Appointment Today

Find your nearest Animal Arts Academy pet salon.

Why We’re The Best Pet Grooming Centre in Singapore