Upper Arlington Northstar



Adam Parson

Hello, my name is Adam Parson. I love coming to work and practicing my profession. It has been a passion of mine from a very young age. My family and friends are very important to me, however, my career is a facet of my life that I love very much. Many experiences have shaped my life today and if you are reading this then you must want to hear about them, so here we go..... 

I was born and raised in the small town Mt. Vernon, Ohio. This is where I obtained my first job during high school mowing grass and planting flowers for a fantastic veterinarian named Dr. Barry Reppart. Shortly thereafter I became part of the kennel staff and assisted in taking care of blue ribbon bullmastiffs which Dr. Reppart bred. He then took me under his wing as a veterinary assistant and I was offered the responsibility of assisting him in the surgery room. By this point I was hooked and never looked back. I continued to work for him through high school and during my future summers through my college career. I graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1993 and attended High Point University where I obtained a bachelors in Biology in 1997 and played on the Varsity Golf Team. My first attempt at admission into OSU Veterinary School was unsuccessful and I needed to expand my research experience to get into the program. I took a position in Dr. Krakowka's knotobiotic swine lab which was a grueling experience, but it helped me grow as an individual and ultimately helped me gain acceptance into the veterinary program. I graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1998 and was accepted into an internship program at what I consider to be the premier specialty referral facility in America, Medvet. 

Medvet launched me into the profession. During my twelve months there, I rotated through all of the specialty services and worked in the emergency department as an ER doctor where I learned more in 12 months than most veterinarians learn in a decade. This experience definitely gave me an edge in my field. This clinical experience is one that will always be remembered and the knowledge I gained is invaluable. I am always grateful to Medvet for their expertise and drive to be the best in the profession. 

We bought our first hospital, Northstar Animal Care, in 2006 and then Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital in 2008. We have been truly blessed with the pets and their families that we have gotten to know over the last 8 years. Our staff has played an integral part in our growth and make what we do even more enjoyable. My true passion and interest is surgery. I am proficient in soft tissue, orthopedic surgery, and ophthalmic surgery. Operating on the canine knee has been an area of focus in my practice as well continuing to offer new innovations in arthritis management including stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma. If I am unable to offer a surgical option for my patients, I will refer them to the appropriate specialist. I pledge to myself that I will continue to grow in the field of veterinary medicine and will not become stagnant. 

I am married with three kids. I met my wife Joanna, a Polish New Yorker, during veterinary school. We married in 2002 and ultimately settled in Upper Arlington where we have raised our 3 children---Chance, Jack, and Emma. My parents were both born and raised in Upper Arlington and life kind of came back in full circle for us. Now I understand how truly special this place is and how blessed I am to be able to raise my family here. They are the best kids in the world and we spend as much time as we can with them. Our goal is to share with them the experiences we have had so they continue to grow and become even more successful as good people who want to give back to their community. We have 4 dogs (Hank, Julio, Albert, Bibby), 2 cats (Mike and Chicken Nugget), beta fish, and hermit crabs. We love spending time with our family and friends and journey to the country to have fun hiking, swimming, fishing, and having campfires with the kids. I enjoy travelling, backpacking, and skiing. I have recently developed an interest in fitness including weightlifting and I am trying to be a runner, but that is still a challenge. I have served on the OSU Alumni Board as president and continue to be an active alumnus. I have enjoyed my time as a member of the Tri-Village Rotary and will continue to give back to the community with a great group of people. 

I hope to meet you and have the opportunity to care for your beloved pet. I value the team we have and know we will exceed all your expectations as a local practice. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. Talk to you soon.