Spa Staff

Spa Staff

Meet the Spa Staff

Sue Eschbach — Certified Pet Aesthetician

Sue Eschbach born and raised in New Jersey now lives in Arizona and has been a Pet Stylist since 2012 with Animal Health Services. She has been a Pet Stylist since 2006 and previously a pet bather for 2 years. She is a graduate of the ISB Certified Pet Aesthetician Program (pet therapy groomer), participates in grooming competitions and is working on her Master Groomer Certification.

She graduated from Scottsdale Community College, magna cum laude and Phi Theta Kappa with an AGS in General Studies and cum laude and Phi Theta Kappa with an AS in Science. She also earned her Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society membership at Paradise Valley Community College Alpha Omicron Chi Chapter. In 2014 she became a Certified Pet Aesthetician able to successfully treat pets with skin problems and disorders.

She is canine CPR and First Aid certified by the American Red Cross. She owns two Queensland Heelers, 2 Guinea Pigs, 3 Ferrets, a turtle and a horse. She also loves riding and has been competing in horse dressage for 20 years. Her other hobbies include building ocean liners/cruise ship and passenger plane models. Someday she hopes to be a published author.

Kerry Creeden — Spa Director

Kerry joined the Animal Health Services team in January 2017. She has been a professional groomer for over 40 years, and brings expansive knowledge and professionalism to our hospital. She is a certified Master Groomer with IPG and is a Certified Companion Animal Hygienist with WWPSA. She has owned, operated, and managed several successful grooming salons. She has competed and placed in several well-known grooming competitions. In the past she was the Vice President of Southern California Groomers Association, as well as editor of SCPG Newsletter. Kerry has been nominated for the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award, which was conceived for the purpose of establishing standards of grooming excellence and promoting and recognizing professionalism in the grooming industry. She was a State Certified Instructor for a private Grooming School in San Marcos for five years. Kerry has also enjoyed 20 years raising, breeding and showing Champion miniature horses. For fun she has competed in Obedience trials with her standard poodle winning Highest Scoring Poodle.

Danielle McDaniel — Groomer

Danielle has been in the grooming industry for over 12 years, and in addition to canine grooming she has experience grooming felines. She has been around animals her whole life and is a second generation Pet Stylist. Having always enjoyed the company of animals, pet grooming was a no brainer. Danielle has completed Animal Behavior Training with ABC (Animal Behavior College), and is Pet CPR Certified. She trained and was certified by a top national groomer/breeder/handler, and is working towards grooming competitively. Her certified specialties include hand stripping, hand scissoring, all coat types (all breed standard grooms), Asian Fusion, pet trims, and all cat breed grooming. Danielle loves Continuing Education, and staying up to date in the industry is extremely important to her. She is also a very involved leader in her childrens 4H club, and they show dairy goats, rabbits, chickens, and pigs. Her family also competes in many canine events and competitions. Danielle also has 2 cats and a small herd of chinchillas. We are excited to have Danielle join the AHS team!

About Marvin (Danielle’s trusty sidekick and official treat tester) pictured on the right:

Marvin assures our clients pets only receive the best treats! His love for treats started with his first training class and has continued throughout his life. He earned his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification and is told he is the best boy ever.

Nicole Trotter – Groomer Assistant