Our Doctors



 

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.
 

Our Staff

 

Jessica Hanson

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.

 

Matthew Waggoner

Matt Waggoner is a Veterinary Technician with over 24 years of experience in general practice, emergency medicine, surgery, and large animal medicine.  Matt enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his wife Mary and their two dogs Sally and Walter.

Deanna Rocamora

Deanna Rocamora joined OVCC part time in 2012 after she moved to Washington from California. She has been a registered Veterinary Technician since 2007 and has experience in general practice, emergency and hospitalized patient care.  In her spare time (wink, wink) she enjoys being a taxi for her 2 teenage daughters and talking with her husband about all the exercise they “should” be doing!

Stacey O'Connor

Stacey O'Connor is one of the veterinary assistants and kennel technicians here at OVCC. She is a Central Washington University graduate with a B.S. in Biology and a specialization in Ecology. Stacey started working with animals while in college and decided to pursue a career in animal care. She loves playing with her two dogs and one cat, watching movies, reading a good book, and nachos.

Jessica Norton

Jessica kicked off her Veterinary professional life here at OVCC in July of 2013.  Before joining OVCC she had previously worked in the Financial Industry .  Her love for animals inspired her to get into the Veterinary field and is grateful to be part of a team that provides compassion and care to them on a daily basis.

Jessica enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pets. She also enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, home decorating, planting flowers, motorsports and hunting.  Jessica is a mom to two wonderful kids, and two adopted grey Tabby cats.

Aly Schneberger

Aly is a Washington native with a lifelong passion for animals.  At a young age she was involved with livestock with FFA and continued to work with animals ever since.  In 2007,  she began working for a veterinary practice and has gained varied experience in small animal, large animal, avian and exotic medicine.
When she is not working, aly is always planning her next adventure! You can find her playing outside, enjoying hiking and camping, fishing or hunting and horseback riding. While trekking through the beautiful pacific northwest, aly always has her camera in hand; also a photographer on the side.

Crookshanks

Crookshanks has been our hospital cat since he was adopted many years ago. Currently he spends 18 hours a day sleeping and the rest keeping the doctors and staff of Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center on their toes!
 Olympia Veterinary Specialists
115 Eastside St NE, Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 339-3596