The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has issued a certificate to operate to Canine Clippers School of Pet Grooming. Since opening in August 1982, we are dedicated to furthering the grooming profession and to our conviction that graduates perform in a skilled and responsible manner. Students under the direction of our highly competent instructors will acquire the skills necessary for employment in the many sub-specialties of our field. For almost thirty years, our director, Linda Law, has competed in national and international competitions and has received many awards, along with invitations to judge and speak at grooming competitions. Our instructors have also won many awards in national and international grooming competitions. One took a 3rrd place award in Poodles' and a 2nd place in Mixed Breeds' at the 1987 Virginia Dog Groomers Contest. Another has taken a 2nd place award in Pure Breeds' and a 3rd place award in Miniature Poodles' at the February 1991 Virginia Groomers Association Contest. Many of our graduates have placed in numerous grooming competitions nationwide. In 1994, two graduates won a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal at the International Competition, Intergroom 1994.