Brief history of development of current proprietary method for non-anesthesia teeth cleaning:
While in high school and college Jim worked for veterinarians, and on occasion an older animal would die of complications from anesthesia. As a result Jim was encouraged to develop a different approach without anesthesia. After some time he was able to perfect the method to a level where a majority of the dogs would relax and be at ease, allowing him to scale their teeth. Subsequently after attending Colorado State University and studying psychology, particularly the theories of various behavioral and humanistic psychologists, he was able to raise the success rate significantly. More recently our success rate has risen to greater than 95% by continued experience and learning.
Biography and Qualifications:
Jim (Kimo) Soper was born and raised in Hawaii. He holds certification from the National Dog Grooming Association of America, and has been grooming dogs professionally with daughter Caroline for over 19 years under the business name, Perfect Pooch Grooming. Jim has passed the examination for Veterinary Dental Technician and holds a certificate by the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians, and is certified in Animal First Aid and CPR. Jim has also worked as a Veterinary Technician under several veterinarians.He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University and subsequently worked for the State of Texas Health Department for 23 years as an inspector, and as Chief of the Youth Camp Licensing Program and Public Swimming Pool Inspection Program. In his free time Jim enjoys taking care of his dog Boo, hiking, tending his natural indoor aquarium, and maintaining his Natural Wildlife Federation"Certified Wildlife Habitat" home landscape and tropical outdoor fish ponds “Hawaiian-style”.
Caroline was born in Abilene, Texas and settled in Austin with her family at the age of ten. She attended John B. Connally High School. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently she has more than 19 years of experience and holds certification from the National Dog Grooming Association of America. She also holds certification in Animal First Aid and CPR. Caroline has served as a Patient Care Technician at St. David’s Medical Center for 7 years, and 3 additional years as a front desk volunteer and a newborn nursery volunteer. She has been playing clarinet with the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble for over 10 years and is an alto vocalist with local choral group Panoramic Voices. She also loves tending to her indoor aquarium and spending time with her two cats, and chihuahua, Jake.