ParkView Animal Hospital
Dr. Nannette Parra joined ParkView Animal Hospital as a veterinarian/owner in 2015. She has not only grown the practice, but her goal has always been to produce a true family practice where she can harvest long lasting client-patient relationships and deliver superior and individualized care to each and every patient with a compassionate and warm touch.
Dr. Parra was born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Benedictine College before earning her veterinary degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Upon graduating Dr. Parra entered active duty as a Captain in the United States Army and took her first assignment at the National Naval Medical Center in the Armed Forced Radiobiology Research Institute. She served there as the Chief, Animal Medicine Division of the Veterinary Sciences Department and collaborated with and allowed for the provision of consistent, quality care to precious Department of Defense research assets. She published her research on serum lipids and lipoproteins in the phase of sepsis in the Journal of Comparative Medicine. After her active-duty years, Dr. Parra decided to move to Missouri to join private practice, and eventually moved to Florida to be closer to family. She also volunteers at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, helping with the admissions process when needed. Dr. Parra’s outside interests include: spending time with family; such as, watching movies with her son, watching her daughter play volleyball, camping and spending time with her German Shepherds (Aslan and Thor) as well as her chickens, “the girls”.
Growing up my dream was always to become a veterinarian and if you would ask me then I would have told you that I loved animals and I want to help them. Well, many years have passed, and if you were to ask me the same question, although my answer is more elaborate, the premise remains the same. “I love my job and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.” I have the best job in the world, and I share it with not only an elite set of coworkers but with an elite clientele, that are more than clients, they are part of our extended family. Finding a balance between my passion and the real world is difficult but I love spending time with my family, so I make the most of the opportunities I get. I also like to provide mentorship to those aspiring in the field of veterinary medicine, from the veterinary technician to the possible future colleague. My focus is client education and creating a fun and stress-free environment for all of my patients. “I love that they love to come see us.”