Emma joined the Big Lick Vet family in September 2017 as our groomer. She took an interest in grooming as a teenager and through much practice and experience, as well as learning under the direction of a professional groomer, she honed her skills. Her favorite type of dog to groom is any kind of Doodle! Emma is from the Roanoke Valley and is a graduate of Cave Spring High School. She is a wife and a mother to two children – her precious daughter Sadie and her sweet son Hayden, the newest addition to their family. At home, Emma has two Cockapoos, one named Hallie and another named Stella. Emma loves going to the beach, shopping, and spending time with her family.


Celeste joined the Big Lick team in 2016. Celeste started as a veterinary assistant but has expanded her talents and recently become a groomer. She has always had a love for all animals and has a special affection for all sight hounds. She used to volunteer with the Mid-Atlantic Italian Greyhound Rescue and worked in advertising until about 10 years ago when she decided to change careers. At home, she has an Italian Greyhound (Stella Doo), a retired racing Greyhound (Hamish), a Pit Bull (Archer), a cat (Flash Gordon), and a 75-gallon fish tank full of a variety of aquatic species. When not at work Celeste enjoys stand up paddle boarding, bonsai, hiking, and fire breathing.