From 1970 until 1985, Mona was a nurse. Deciding to follow her dream of working with animals, she attended a grooming school in Bremen, Germany. After she graduated, she opened her own shop.
In 1987, Mona and her family moved to the United States. After settling in Kentucky, she was hired as head groomer at the Middletown Grooming parlor Cuts -n- Kennels in 1988, which later became Mona-Lisa Pet Salon after change of company ownership.
In January 1995, Mona realized her dream when the doors of Mona's Pet X-ing opened in Middletown.
On February 10, 2009, Mona opened a second location in Highview.
Mona continues to operate the Middletown location daily. Her son, Rob operates the Highview location.