Professional Gold Coast Grooming styled by Vanessa Parsons International Master Groomer, the owner and proprietor of Country Canines, is a stylist with 30 years experience in the grooming industry on the Gold Coast, owning her first salon at the age of 16 years old, then moving on to a mobile grooming service for over a decade, this business was one of the most successful mobile services on the Gold Coast. After hanging up her car keys she decided to go back to the salon life.
Vanessa Parsons,IMG, Australian Ambassador for Oster & Shear Magic from Botany Bay Imports , is an assessor for International Grooming Company IGC Industry recognised qualifications cert 3 and cert 4 for grooming, she is a Qualified Dog Groomer at masters level, she is also an International Judge for IJA. Vanessa was a non touring member of Groom Team Australia 2009, and also made the 2014/2015 Groom Team Australia. She proudly represented Australia in 2015 in Verbania , Italy in the Terrier class, an honour for any groomer to be apart of.
Vanessa has judged internationally at the KKC grooming competitions held in South Korea, Pro-Team Dog Grooming Competition held in Singapore at West Coast Park, and numerous competitions within Australia. She is an Award winner at grooming competitions throughout Australia & USA. Vanessa is the Oster and Shear Magic Team Manager in which she competed in her team of 4 amazing groomers at the prestigious Master Groom taking out the MasterGroom Australian Team Champions for 2019. To date Vanessa now has 3 Best In Shows with 3 different breeds also runner up best in show. 2019 MasterGroom Australian Team Champions, Ausgroom 2016, winner of Master Terrier Class & Group with her Miniature Schnauzer. Brisbane Royal 2015 Winner of both Poodle and terrier class and also group winner for both classes. 2015 Pet expo 1st Place Terrier and group winner. 2014 Ausgroom 1st place Terrier and group winner also Runner up Best in show. Melbourne 2013 1st place and group terrrier and Best In Show with her Miniature Schnauzer, Brisbane Royal 2013 winner of poodle master class & group and Best In Show & QLD champion a lovely poodle, Brisbane Royal Grooming comp 2012 1st place of Poodle and Terrier Class, Best In Show with Hamish the West Highland Terrier, and also QLD Royal Champion Groomer. Pet Expo 2012 1st Place Terrier Masters level and group winner.
Vanessa also attends conformation shows and breeds the beautiful Miniature Schnauzer with several Australian Champions.
Vanessa is a Qualified Dog grooming passing her cert 3 and 4 at masters level, Also passed her ICMG at masters level, Certified Companion Animal Hygenist, and represented groomers as a director for the Pet Industry Association of Australia for over 2 years. She was a speaker at 2009 WA Pet Expo on Grooming Techniques and styles & again in WA at the DGAWA grooming seminars 2013 . Speaking on Miniature Schnauzers and the West Highland Terrier. Speaker at Ausgroom 2015 on the West Highland Terrier, Speaker at Jims national Conference 2016
Vanessa also holds small workshops throughout the year to help further the education of up coming groomers who need any help on subjects and breeds.If you are a groomer and would like to discuss workshops please feel free to call and have a chat.
LATEST NEWS : March 2019, Vanessa is apart of the winning team :Oster Shear Magic, to take out Master Groom Champion Team for 2019
Feb 2017; Vanessa is very proud to have been asked to judge and be apart of the amazing judging panel for International Judges Association, Judging in South Korea earlier this year already and looking forward to judging internationally with this great association.
VANESSA WINS TERRIER MASTERS & GROUP AT AUSGROOM 2016 WITH HER MINIATURE SCHNAUZER.
VANESSA PROUDLY MAKES GROOMTEAM AUSTRALIA !!! TEAM 2014/2015 REPRESENTING OUR WONDERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD GROOMING TOURNAMENT IN VERBANIA ITALY
AUGUST 2015 BRISBANE ROYAL PIAA COMP VANESSA WINS BOTH POODLE AND TERRIER MASTER LEVEL AND GROUP. OCTOBER 2015 PET EXPO GOLD COAST 1ST PLACE AND GROUP MASTERS LEVEL TERRIER. VANESSA WINS BEST IN SHOW WITH HER MINIATURE SCHNAUZER AT MELBOURNE PET EXPO 2013 AND ALSO TAKES OUT BRISBANE ROYAL GROOMING COMPETITION WITH A TOY POODLE. QLD STATE CHAMPION & BEST IN SHOW. 2 YEARS IN A ROW. 2012 & 2013 WINNER.