DVM Iv San Bernard USA
“Realizing that a pet’s groomer may handle the pet four times more often than its veterinarian, I encourage, promote and practice strong communication between the veterinarian and groomer. In fact, groomers may be the first line of defense for the pet’s health by recognizing and communicating when a pet needs medical attention. To achieve optimal health for pets, I truly believe in closing the gap between veterinarians and groomers.”
Dr. Cliff Faver, a 1987 graduate of Colorado State University, is the founder/owner and chief veterinarian of Animal Health Services, founder/owner of Tender Paw Day Spa and recently became the US distributor for Iv San Bernard Italian pet grooming products.
With over 10 veterinarians and 60+ support staff, Animal Health Services is a 24 hour Pet Urgent and Critical Care Center as well as a full service veterinary hospital offering services ranging from vaccines to CT Scans. In 2010 Animal Health Services was nominated in the top 10 for “Hospital of the Year” by the American Animal Hospital Association. This full service facility uses state-of-the-art emergency, diagnostic, surgical and alternative medical treatments to provide a full array of choices for companion animal owners for the healing of their pets.
In 2006, Dr. Faver founded The Tender Paw Day Spa; a dermatological wellness and grooming center for pets located in Animal Health Services. With assistance from spa director and Certified Pet Aesthetician Michelle Knowles, a marriage of veterinary medicine and natural skin therapies using Iv San Bernard products has healed numerous pets with skin disorders as well as helping able-bodied pets maintain the health and beauty of their skin and coats. After years of witnessing the truly amazing results from the Iv San Bernard products, Dr. Faver became the US distributor for the company in the latter part of 2011.
Dr. Faver is also a member of several national committees and associations such as Novartis LEAD Committee, Hill’s Global (International) Veterinary Board, Veterinary Management Group #14, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as well as his hospital being a Hill’s Pet Nutrition test site.
Product & Grooming Consultant
Suzanne is an experienced groomer and business owner with 35 years of grooming experience and 24 years owning her own business. Her most recent business was Uptown Paw in Huntington Beach, California where she ran a 6,000 ft2 cage free daycare, boarding, and grooming facility.
Suzanne is well established in the grooming and showing community. She is a charter member for both the Southern California Professional Groomers Association (past president) and California Professional Pet Groomers Association. She is a Certified Pet Aesthetician with Iv San Bernard, has a Companion Animal Hygienist (CAH) certification from Western World Pet Supply Association, is working on her International Professional Groomers (IPG) certification and is an award winning international competitive groomer. She is an owner, breeder and AKC licensed professional handler as well as a board member for the Burbank Kennel Club.
Suzanne trained with Iv San Bernard under Monique van de Ven, founder of the Iv San Bernard School in Tuscany, Italy. She is well versed in therapies, ozone treatments, grooming for show and competition, as well as routine care for the skin.
She also has additional knowledge of veterinary medicine from her 16 years work experience in veterinary care. Suzanne consulted for Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologists who were struggling with using only empirical treatments. She is a master at growing and/or restoring a healthy coat for the dogs in the show or competition rings and is well respected by handlers of some of the top show dogs in the country. Her skill as a groomer and her vast knowledge of the Iv San Bernard products make her an amazing consultant from the routine case to the most difficult cases you may have.
Steve, a well respected mechanic for over 30 years, was introduced to IV San Bernard USA products in 2016 while partnering with his wife and longtime groomer Cat Walters. As he worked by her side, he gained the knowledge and ability to distinguish between healthy and troubled skin on animals, which sparked his passion to make a difference in the world of grooming. Cat’s journey through IV San Bernard’s Certified Pet Aesthetician Program also inspired Steve to do the same and in 2017, he earned his Pet Aesthetician Certification. Steve is the shipping manager for IV San Bernard USA and he also participates in the trade shows sharing his vast experience and extensive knowledge of the life changing products.
Business & Customer Support
Jennifer began working with Iv San Bernard in October of 2016. She has over 25 years of customer service experience as well as 10 years of product and project management experience handling national and multi-national customer accounts. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and moved to Cave Creek, Arizona in 2011 to thaw out.
Jennifer has always been passionate about the care and well-being of animals and has three large dogs at home, all rescued. After seeing the amazing results of Iv San Bernard’s products, she wanted to be actively involved in spreading the word and helping pets.