Meet The Tutors

We are delighted to introduce the Abbfabb Academy's Dog Grooming Tutors:


Eve Somers


Eve Somers is the founder and owner of Abbfabb Academy. Having a long and successful career in the dog grooming industry, Eve now holds both the International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG) qualification and the BDGA Higher Diploma and is also a member of the prestigious Guild of Master Groomers. As an award winning groomer and an examiner for all the levels of dog grooming qualifications and a completion judge, Eve travels all over the UK and Ireland, attending many events such as Crufts, Mastergroom. As the founder of Abbfabb Academy, using her wealth of knowledge and skill, Eve has personally written all the grooming courses which provide in depth coverage in both the practical and theoretical modules. Please click on the following link for further details Our Dog Grooming Courses. Eve takes an active role in managing the courses, teaching the students and ensuring that herself and the tutors are also progressing and updating their current qualifications.


Kirstan Powell


Kirstan is a part time tutor who also runs her own very successful dog grooming salon. Having lived in New Zealand for a number of years, Kirstan relocated back to the UK and decided to embark on a career in the dog grooming industry. Having completed her training course at Abbfabb Academy with top honours, we are delighted to have Kirstan as one of our dog grooming tutors. Kirstan’s patience, knowledge, skill and infectious laugh, means that she is a highly effective and popular tutor. Kirstan has the remarkable ability to ease students and effectively guide them through their training. Kirstan holds the City & Guilds Level 3 in Dog Grooming.


Marina Ambrose-Coulter


Aside from Eve, Marina is our longest serving tutor. Her high level of skill, experience and empathy, coupled with her love of people and animals makes Marina a very popular and successful tutor. At the age of 36, Marina decided on a career change, initially wanting to do rescue work. Marina completed an Animal Management Course and gained a National Diploma. During this course Marina took part in volunteer work in an Animal Rescue Centre and it was here that her passion for grooming was ignited. Marina joined Abbfabb Academy and successfully completed our 45 Day Course. Now, like Kirstan, Marina runs a very successful mobile grooming service whilst teaching here at the Academy part time and we are very fortunate to have this lovely lady as part of our team. Marina now holds the City & Guilds Level 3 in Dog Grooming.


Vendula ‘Vendy’ Hornak


Vendy was born in a small village in the Czech Republic and made the brave move to the UK with her partner over 10 years ago. Her journey to becoming an Abbfabb tutor began one sunny morning when she came into the salon with her naughty dog. Fascinated by the proceedings, which followed, Vendy enrolled on the Abbfabb Academy training course and completed the course with top honours. Vendy’s work ethic, knowledge, skill and personal advantage of being a left handed groomer, has made her a highly successful tutor, who is loved by students, other dog grooming tutors and clients alike. Vendy now currently holds the City & Guilds Level 3 in Dog Grooming.

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