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Meet our professional team of talented and passionate animal lovers!


Debbie Layher


Debbie Layher has been the receptionist at Goin’ 2 the Dogs since May of 2014. Born and raised in Carroll County, she has always been an animal lover and has 2 dogs of her own. She says that she really enjoys seeing customers’ reactions when they get their dogs back from a day at the spa, and she especially likes to reunite little kids with their furry siblings after a boarding stay.

Stephanie Quesenberry


Stephanie and her husband live on a small hobby farm raising mini jersey cattle and various breeds of goats. Stephanie has loved grooming dogs since 1991, working for 8 years for Pet World in Newport News, VA and then 15 years with PetSmart as a grooming salon manager. Shortly after settling in southwest Virginia, she started grooming for Goin’ 2 the Dogs in 2011. “The people I have met and their pets are what keep me enjoying the profession that I chose 25 years ago.”


Valerie Thompson


Certified Pet CPR/First Aid

Valerie started working at Goin’ 2 the Dogs as a bather and knew it was her calling. After two years of being a bather she had the opportunity to train as a groomer and has been a full time groomer for over a year. She loves grooming large dogs but her favorite breed to groom is a Schnauzer.

Elizabeth Lael


Elizabeth has served as a veterinary technician with over 3 years experience and has 12 years experience as a CNA in various health care vocations. She says, "I love coming into work because everyone is always so nice and friendly and I get to make dogs look pretty!" Needless to say, Goin' 2 the Dogs is a great place to be!


Courtney Tiller


Courtney completed her certificates in Large and Small Animal Care at WCC.  She continues building her career path and is currently a Dog Groomer’s Assistant at Goin 2 the Dogs.  She desires to become a Professional Dog Groomer.  Courtney’s love of animals and desire to give them that special one-on-one attention, especially with the sick, old and nervous dogs that need that extra love and care, makes her career in animal care even more rewarding.