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Meet Our Team

All our teachers are world-leading educators in the animal industry who are all highly qualified and bring a wealth of practical experience to the Academy. Their industry-specific expertise and knowledge not only ensure a comprehensive academic foundation but also prepare students to meet the demands of the contemporary workforce with real-world insights.

Emily Myatt

Principal & Teacher

  • International Master Groomer

  • Honorary Professor Keimyung College University, South Korea 

  • Honorary Professor Tajen University, Taiwan 

  • International guest speaker 

  • International judge (Barkleigh & IGA) 

  • Multi-award-winning groomer 

  • Veterinary nurse 

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

  • Certificate IV in Pet Styling 

  • Certificate III in Dog Grooming 

Emily is a Master Groomer who has been grooming for more than 20 years. She is the owner of numerous grooming salons across Australia and the principal of one of Australia’s largest grooming academies. 

Emily is a multi-award-winning groomer, with success across all grooming competition categories. She recently was awarded the accreditation of Grooming Judge with Barkleigh, and has judged competitions across Europe, Asia and Australia. 

Emily has featured in many publications and on several channels, including Groomer to Groomer magazine, Channel 7, Channel 9, and multiple newspapers across Australia. She has shown poodles and Irish setters in conformation since 1986. 


Iain Hinde


  • Diploma of Education 

  • Currently attaining a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) 

With over 20 years’ experience owning and operating his own salon, Iain is a world-renowned conformation judge and highly respected groomer. His specialties include terriers and poodles. 


Lisa Carpenter


  • Conformation Judge

Lisa leads the administration team at The Pet Stylist Academy. She provides exceptional support for our teachers, and is also a renowned conformation judge in Australia. 

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