Dog & Cat Grooming

At Community Animal Inn and Spa, we take great pride in offering excellent, professional grooming services for dogs and cats in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Grafton, Westborough and the Northborough areas. We have two dedicated groomers on our staff, Amber Barrows, and Valerie Hoegen who are highly trained pet groomers and experienced in all breed types.

Pet Grooming Services

We are a full-service pet grooming center, providing a large variety of options for your pet. Your dog or cat is treated gently and without tranquilizers. We limit the number of appointments scheduled per day so that special care and attention can be devoted to your pet.

We offer grooming 7 days a week! Some of our grooming services include:

  • Hydrosurge® spa bath with warm water and shampoo to wash away unpleasant odors, thoroughly clean, and provide a soothing, gentle massage. Your pet will also enjoy a luxurious coat conditioner, fluff and dry and a relaxing brush out.
  • Spa groom – a spa groom begins with a spa bath (see above), gentle ear cleansing and nail trimming, followed by a breed specific style with a hand scissor finish.
  • Nail trims
  • Medicated or specialty shampoo baths (you are also welcome to bring your own shampoo if your pet has a special kind)
  • Re-moisturizing or conditioning hair treatments
  • All breed standard and specialty haircuts
  • All breed cat grooming
    …and more! If you’re curious about additional grooming services offered by Community Animal Inn and Spa, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Pet Grooming Requirements

For the health and well-being of each of our guests, we require each pet that comes in for grooming to be up-to-date on vaccines. Proof of vaccinations is required for all guests who are not already patients of Community Animal Hospital.

Dog Vaccination Requirements

  • Bordetella
  • Rabies
  • DHPP

Cat Vaccination Requirements

  • Rabies
  • Feline Leukemia (for outdoor cats)

Meet Our Groomers


Anna Lindfors

Anna has always been involved with animals since she was very little. Her love for animals led to her becoming a bather at Petsmart in 2014.  In April 2015 she enrolled in their Grooming Academy to be a groomer. Your pet’s comfort and health during grooming is very important to Anna.  To keep updated with the latest in the industry she attends continuing grooming education seminars whenever possible. Anna became a groomer at Community Animal Inn & Spa in September 2019.

When she is not grooming, she works with her Belgian Sheepdog at a sheep farm, she loves to travel, and she is busy caring for her ducks and cat. She is very excited to meet and care for the dogs and cats that come to the inn and spa!

Pet Grooming in Shrewsbury: Valerie Hoegen

Valerie Hoegen

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Abby McAvey

Abby’s love for animals started when she worked for a local dog and cat boarding facility that was located on an Air Force military base in Washington State.   After working there, she began her journey as a bather at PetSmart in 2017. Shortly after becoming a bather she attended PetSmart’s Grooming Academy.  Grooming dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments has become her passion.  She really enjoys making her clients feel and look great!  She has a special place in her heart for older dogs and those of a nervous nature.  She is married to her high school sweetheart of almost 6 years.  She has a German Shepherd, Aida and a gray tortoise kitty, Arya.  In her time away from the grooming table she enjoys crocheting, biking, and traveling.


Jordan Flynn

Jordan has always known she wanted to work with animals since she was a child. As soon as she was old enough to work she got a job at her local doggie daycare.

In 2016, she moved on to PetSmart where she learned how to groom through their academy. Jordan joined the Community Animal Inn & Spa team in September of 2019.  She is extremely excited to get to know and pamper all of your dogs and cats! 

When Jordan is not grooming, she enjoys reading and watching Netflix with her cat, Archer.