Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Peoria Area Veterinary Group! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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Get to know our veterinary team!

Peoria Area Veterinary Group and its staff are dedicated to providing our clients with service excellence and superior patient care to maintain the highest quality of life for our patients.

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Chillicothe Veterinary Team

Here at PAVG, we pride ourselves on treating each patient as if it were one of our own. Our doctors and staff work hard to provide the pets we see with top-tier veterinary care. Call or stop by any of our locations for more information about our staff, services, or even just to bring your furry friend by to say hello!

Primary DVMs
Dr. Lora Deckert
Dr. Kiera Dunaway

Practice Manager
Ashley Murphy

Veterinary Assistants
Lacey Shirley
Halli Mansfield
Leah Johnson
Shyann Jones
Customer Care Representatives
Kathy Cain
Debbie Rairden
Kennel Assistants
Adam Snodgrass
Mya Lavish
Madison Oltman
Ashley Murphy
Ashley Murphy

Practice Manager

Ashley Murphy grew up in Metamora, Illinois, but now lives in Henry. Ever since she was young, she always knew that her love of animals would one day lead to her having a career in this field, and we’re happy to have her at PAVG!

Ashley currently lives with her husband and three dogs—Bailey, a Black Lab who loves hunting, Cocoa, a Chocolate Lab who is a couch potato and Gauge, a bloodhound who always seems to be getting into mischief. Along with these three doggies, Ashley also has a bunny named Arlo. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband and her son, and of course all her animals.

Adam Snodgrass
Adam Snodgrass
Kennel Assistant

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.

Lacey Shirley
Lacey Shirley
Customer Care Representative

Lacey Shirley grew up in the Chillicothe area and began working here at the hospital through the co-op program when she was in high school. She always knew that she wanted to care for animals at a veterinary clinic to gain experience for the future.

Lacey shares her home with her pets Izzy, a crazy and lovable Pitbull, and Molly and Kujo. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her family, including her doggies!

Kathy Cain
Kathy Cain
Customer Care Representative

Kathy began working at our Dunlap office in October of 2009 as a Customer Care Representative. She loves interacting with visitors in the office and enjoys seeing all of the different kinds of animals. She received an Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences from Illinois Central College. In her free time, she enjoys music, concerts, and camping.

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