Meet Our Groomers

Becky Daricek
Becky Daricek

Grooming Supervisor

Becky Daricek joined the Elm Point Animal Hospital team in 2009. She has been in the animal industry for 14 years and has 13 years of grooming experience. While she loves grooming all breeds of animals her very favorite breed to groom is the Wheaten Terrier. In her free time she loves spending quality time two little girls, Ellie and Amelia. She also enjoys playing with her two dogs, Beanz (a German Shorthaired Pointer mix) and Poppy (a Wheaten Terrier).

Taffy Dozar
Taffy Dozar

Groomer

Taffy Dozar joined the Elm Point Animal Hospital team in 2011. She has a total of 20 years in the animal industry with 8 years of experience in grooming. She runs a rescue called Seven More Cats and is able to enjoy her passion of finding homes for homeless cats. She has a special talent for grooming cats as it is her favorite part of grooming.

Melissa Derda
Melissa Derda

Groomer

Melissa Derda joined the Elm Point Animal Hospital team in 2012. She has a total of 14 years experience in the animal health industry, with 12 years in grooming as well as 6 years as a veterinary nurse. She particularly finds shed treatments to be the most rewarding part of grooming and also loves seeing pets’ transformation from before and after their groom. In her free time, she loves to travel anywhere tropical as well as play with her cat, Oliver and her bird Kiwi. Her brother is currently serving our country in the military.

Erin Neuner
Erin Neuner

Groomer

Erin Neuner joined the Elm Point Animal Hospital team in 2013 when she was still in high school. She started as a kennel attendant and has been working in grooming since 2016. While she loves grooming all dog breeds, her passion is for grooming standard poodles. Her German Shepherd mix, Cleo is quite spoiled and she loves to take her to the lake in her free time.