St. Matthews Animal Clinic has 2 skilled professional groomers who are accompanied by a dedicated grooming staff with a well-deserved reputation for great work. We don’t only recommend grooming for dogs. We are happy to offer full service grooming services for cats, including baths and shaving.

Due to COVID-19 we will be moving our grooming check-in process outside to a curbside model! This means you will get to stay in your vehicle during the check-in, our staff will be outside ready to obtain the necessary info, and then you are good to go. If you have updated vaccine info we ask that you email it to us ahead of time to: You should receive an email/call with a drop-off time slot. Curbside will only be available between 7:30-8:30am M-F and 8:30-9am on Saturday. We are assigning arrival times of 7:30-8am or 8-8:30am M-F to help us socially distance & minimize wait times. Please watch the following video to see our process.

Grooming is not just for show—it can be very important to your pet’s health and hygiene, as well as simply ensuring that an animal looks its best. In the case of some dog and cat breeds, grooming can be essential. Other factors that determine the need for grooming include the age and health of the animal. For instance, some dogs naturally shed their hair. Others, including the poodle, do not shed very much and can therefore require grooming. Also, many cats have problems grooming themselves or simply need a summer haircut to keep them tidy. Grooming also has the health benefits of monitoring skin issues, injuries, and other problems. Our grooming staff can handle many different “hard to groom” animals, even those that require scissoring and very specific coat length. We also offer sedation grooming for those that hate to get a haircut.

At St. Matthews Animal Clinic, grooming isn’t just a shampoo and a haircut—it’s a part of your pet’s overall wellness plan. ​ Our grooming staff will make sure the visit is as stress free as possible, and your pet will look and feel great after a grooming at St. Matthews Animal Clinic. Also, consider combining a grooming visit with an annual exam or pet vaccinations to reduce stress on you! Check out the “Our Team” page to learn more about each of our groomers; Lawrence and Kristy!

Grooming price vary depending on the cut you want, and if the pet is matted and requires more effort to achieve the look you want. Every grooming does include an ear cleaning, nail trim and filing, and anal gland expression if needed.

If you are a current client you can request a grooming appointment by clicking HERE. If you are a new client, you must give us a call at 502-895-8100.


Vaccines Required for Grooming


  • Rabies
  • DA2PP
  • Bordetella (within the past 6 months)
  • Canine Influenza (must be completed before grooming appointment)


  • Rabies