Upper Arlington Northstar

Joanna Parson, DVM


I am a veterinarian and practice owner of Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital and Northstar Animal Care and Pet Boarding. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY by Polish immigrants. My interest in the sciences and my love for animals grew strong throughout my childhood and I was heavily involved in animal rescue organizations in New York City. I was accepted into the Honors College at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook and completed a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry. I then received my veterinary degree from The Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 which is also where I met my husband and partner, Adam Parson. During the last three years of veterinary school I worked partime at Medvet Medical Center for Pets as a veterinary assistant in the department of Internal Medicine. Subsequently, I completed a veterinary internship in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Medvet and was then hired on as a full time doctor in the Emergency Department for the next 5 years. My experience at Medvet has proven to be invaluable in my veterinary education and they are hugely responsible for shaping me into the doctor I am today. In May of 2008, I partnered up with my husband, Dr. Adam Parson, in general practice and purchased Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital. My focus is to provide high quality medicine tailored to each individual canine and feline patient in a small intimate environment. My specific interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, periodontal surgery, and pain management. I am happily married to Dr. Adam Parson and we have three children named Emma, Jack, and Chance whom we enjoy raising together in Upper Arlington. We also have 3 dogs (Hank, Julio, and Albert) and 2 cats (Mike and Nugget) in our family which keep also keep us busy. In my spare time I love my time with family, friends, and neighbors, as well as travelling, tennis, barre fitness, shopping, and her home. I feel truly blessed to practice in this community and to be able to work with such a wonderful staff who care so much about animals. I am grateful for all the relationships that have developed with my clients and pets throughout the years and look forward for what is to come in the future. I want to dedicate my success to my family and especially my parents who struggled and worked hard to give me every opportunity possible to succeed. Thank you, Mom and Dad.