Kelsey Parker, DVM, is a big proponent of all things critter but is especially fond of cats, pigs, and birds (major chicken fan!). She knew she wanted to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine at an early age but realized it was her passion when, while living in Hawaii, experienced profound joy while working with 6 different endangered Hawaiian bird species – Akeke’e, Akikiki, ‘alala, Kiwikiu, Palila, and Puaiohi. Her experience with avian species was further broadened when she accepted a position at a bird park, working with many waterfowl and exotic birds.
Earning her degree from Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Parker understands the constant changes and challenges that are faced by the veterinary professional today. She is a believer in lifelong learning and finds the daily interactions with various species and their humans to be tremendously rewarding. Dr. Parker shares her home with two wonderful pets – a cat named Piper, and Zara, a Great Dane. When not at work, Dr. Parker can be found enjoying the Hampton Roads area many waterways, especially the oceanfront. A true nature buff, Dr. Parker enjoys kayaking, hiking, bird watching, or star gazing – after all, being surrounded by nature can be the very best medicine!