Grooming Team

Lizzie Barry


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.

Lori Newcomer

Lori is from Chillicothe, where she went to IVC High School before completing an apprenticeship to become a dog groomer. She loved this work so much that she decided to make this her career—she’s now been with us since 2012, and we, and all the doggies, love her!

Lori’s animal pack includes Lillie, a Bichon Frise; Discord, a Brittany dog; and two domestic short hairs, Strider and Nihlus. When Lori isn’t on the job, she likes doing artsy things as well as learning new and exciting things about her career.

Lisa DeWan

Certified Groomer
Lisa joined the PAVG family in 2011 and has since become an associate groomer. She is predominately located in our Chillicothe location but does spend time at our Peoria location as well. Lisa loves spending time with her fur family, which she keeps looking beautiful year round! Outside of work, she enjoys playing board games, watching movies, and singing karaoke with friends and family members!