Lisa grew up in East Peoria and came to PAVG in February of 2011 after attending Hair of the Dog Grooming Salon and Academy, where she earned a certificate in pet grooming.
She lives with two funny pets: Fatboy, who likes hot and spicy pork rinds, and Dixie, who loves to howl along with police sirens. In Lisa’s free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, going on road trips with her boyfriend and conquering many hikes with Dixie.
Ryan Snodgrass calls Dunlap his hometown. He eventually attended Illinois Central College, where he needed a part time job—this led him to Chillicothe Veterinary Clinic, where he started as a kennel assistant, became a customer service rep and now he manages our Chillicothe location and tackles marketing for PAVG.
Ryan’s love of animals has only grown since he began working here. At Illinois Central College, he studied marketing and journalism, and is glad that he can combine his skills while working with pets. He states that the best thing about his position is, “Interacting with clients and patients, snapping cute pet photos and working alongside a fantastic staff across all three PAVG locations.”
Ryan currently lives with Russell, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Russell has a remarkable talent of always being two feet away from a human at any given time, and who also has that rare “happy bladder,” meaning all who enter his home get spritzed with Russell’s “happy pee.”
When Ryan isn’t working at PAVG, he enjoys watching and playing sports. He also enjoys photography, hiking and movies.
Emily grew up in Chillicothe and started out here in 2015 as a kennel assistant when she was a junior in high school. Working with animals runs in her family—her grandma was the director of Friends of Strays No-Kill Animal Shelter in Princeton, and Emily constantly volunteered at the shelter whenever the occasion arose.
Emily currently lives with a menagerie of animals, including Ivy, an Australian Shepherd; Molly, a Beagle mix; Pip, a domestic short hair; Jerry, another domestic short hair; Romeo, a domestic medium hair; and Otis, who she took in after he was abandoned with a broken leg and dislocated hip.
When Emily is not at work around the hospital, she likes to run, hike, spend time with her pack and play soccer.
Adam is from Princeville and comes to us after looking to combine work with his love of animals, which he has been interested in since he was young. He currently has a Shih Tzu named Max who loves taking naps. In his free time, Adam enjoys playing basketball and other sports, and likes watching films with Max, who is a big movie buff.