Dr. Lisa Parshley
Dr. Parshley received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1994. After working for almost 5 years in basic biomedical research, she pursued a doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Colorado State University. She completed a small animal internship at Cornell University and an Oncology residency with Dr. Barbara Kitchell at Michigan State University. She has been awarded a specialty certification in oncology from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Parshley also has extensive experience in emergency medicine (her other love), critical care, and palliative medicine.
Outside of caring for animals Dr Parshley’s interests lie in the outdoors and her workshop. She grew up sailing and racing sailboats all over the country. Prior to entering veterinary school she hiked all of Northern California and Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail. More recently she has gotten hooked on long distance bike touring and rowing. After finishing an ocean rowing shell last summer she began work on a stained glass window for the new Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center.
Dr. aUTUMN dUTELLE
Dr. Dutelle grew up in a military Family, travelling the country and globe. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, where she first met Dr. Parshley and Dr. Allen. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Florida Veterinary Specialists, in TAMPA AND HER medical oncology residency AT THE veterinary cANCER gROUP IN southern California WITH HER MENTOR dR. Rosenberg. sHE RECIEVED cERTIFICATION IN mEDICAL veterinary acupuncture FROM THE cvma AND HAS BEEN INCORPORATING INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE INTO HER CLINICAL PRACTICE EVER SINCE. sHE WORKED AS A MEDICAL oncologist IN THE Minnesota tWIN cITIES BEFORE TAKING A BREAK FROM CLINICAL WORK TO PURSUE A mASTERS dEGREE IN conservation mEDICINE THROUGH tUFTS university IN Massachusetts . throughout HER CAREER, dR. dUTELLE HAS GAINED EXTENSIVE PRACTICE IN GENERAL AND EMERGENCY IN ADDITION TO HER CLINICAL ONCOLOGY WORK. sHE ALSO HAS A PASSION FOR WILDLIFE AND HAS WORKED AS A CONSULTANT FOR THE MINNESOTA ZOO. hER PARTICULAR INTERESTS INCLUDE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, ENVIORNMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND THE MAINTENANCE OF THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND.
shE IS THRILLED TO JOIN THE ovs cANCER cENTER AND MOVE BACK TO THE pacific nORTHWEST. iN HER TRAVELS AROUND THE COUNTRY, SHE HAS BEEN PRIVELEGED TO BE ENTRUSTED WITH THE CARE OF TWO WONDERFUL CATS: xENA AND dIETER AND TWO MARVELOUS DOGS: sTELLA AND jORDY. iN HER FREE TIME, SHE CAN BE FOUND OUTDOORS HIKING WITH HER DOGS, TRAINING FOR LONG DISTANCE RUNNING EVENTS AND RE-AQUINTING HERSELF WITH THE WATER ON HER KAYAK.
Dr. Thomas Allen
Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. at Oregon Health & Sciences University and his DVM at Colorado State University. He spent many years in biomedical research including studying the mechanisms of cancer before deciding to pursue his DVM. Dr. Allen has practiced both as a general practitioner and in emergency medicine. Since the opening of Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center with Dr. Parshley, he has devoted his time exclusively to treating cancer.
Outside of work, Dr. Allen is an avid sailor and cyclist.
Jess began her career working in veterinary medicine in 2005 when she started working as an assistant then a technician in a busy 24-hour hospital in Southern California. Wanting a change from the hot and constant summer-like days of California, she moved to Portland Oregon and the rainy temperate weather of the Pacific Northwest. Jess worked as a technician in another busy hospital helping in many areas including wellness care appointments, post-operative and hospitalized care, and oncology, where she also met Dr. Lisa Parshley. In 2010, she moved to Olympia Washington to help Dr Parshley and Dr Allen open Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center.
Jess is a servant to three cats (Dirk, Jordan, and King) who is assisted in their care by her dog, Preston. He does the important jobs of warming up beds (before promptly moving away) and licking their ears clean, while she has the menial tasks of providing food when required (which is always according to them) and keeping the toilets clean.
In her free time she enjoys walks and hikes with Preston, geocaching (often along said walks and hikes), and quilting. Jess also acts as a foster mom to orphaned kittens, bottle feeding and raising them until they are old enough to find forever homes of their own.