- April 26, 2019
Claudia was born and raised in Chillicothe. She grew up with animals and worked as a doggy daycare attendant for two years before finding her way to working in a veterinary clinic. Claudia is currently attending ICC for her associates degree in science. She is a self proclaimed Crazy Cat Lady and shares her home with five cats – Nugget and Hershey, just to name two. She also has three Leopard Geckos, three Bearded Dragons and seven Axolotis (a species of fully aquatic salamanders)! When she’s lucky enough to have free time, you might find Claudia napping or soaking up the sunshine on a beautiful day.
- November 1, 2018
Marcy Wright was born and raised in Peoria and has lived here most of her life. She did spend two years in Mississippi and two years in Geneva, Switzerland, and while in Switzerland, she spent her time dogsitting for friends while they were away. She has always loved animals ever since she was a little girl and knew that she wanted to eventually work with them—it was very exciting then for her to get hired at Dunlap Vet.
Marcy shares her home with two Havanese doggies, Seger and Harley. When she’s not hanging out with her pack, she loves listening to local live music and making seasonal wreaths for her doors.
- November 1, 2018
Office Manager and Certified Veterinary Technician
Karen grew up in Indiana and now lives on a nine-acre farm nearby. She came to us at PAVG after her own ma/pa clinic closed and, right when this happened, an opening came up here and she was hired!
Growing up, Karen always knew she wanted to work in the animal field. She went to undergraduate and vet tech school at Purdue (go Boilers!) before she met a veterinarian, got married and opened up their own practice years ago.
Karen comes home to a 31-year old Pony named Bingo, an old roping horse named Paco and five cute kitty cats who help control the mice population. In her free time, you can find Karen spending valuable time with her wonderful kids (specifically watching them play basketball—go Vikings!), playing pickleball and racquetball, weight lifting and doing yard work, which helps her relax.
- October 1, 2018
Lizzie Barry grew up in Peoria and graduated from Richwoods in 2012. She started working with us in February of 2018 after previously working at a small, privately owned salon. Her foray into pet grooming began in 2015 when she started working as a bather at PetSmart. She later went to a pet grooming expo that November, where in her own words, it felt like she was “a kid in a candy shop!” This expo led to her competing in her first competition, which was a unique, fulfilling experience for Lizzie, especially since she took home the first-place trophy for the Rescue Round Up group!
Lizzie’s love of pets started out early—she grew up always having dogs and cats. She currently lives with three black cats and a basset hound named Copper. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, cooking and spending time with her family.