Our Vets

dr adam parson

Adam Parson

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Dr. Adam Parson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University. He completed an internship through MedVet where his passion for surgery emerged. He bought his first practice in 2006 (Northstar Animal Care) and then partnered with his wife Dr. Joanna Parson to buy Upper Arlington in 2008. Dr. Adam is very proficient in soft tissue, orthopedic, and ophthalmic surgery. He lives in Upper Arlington with his wife, Dr. Joanna Parson, three children, 4 dogs, and 2 cats. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family at the cabin where they hike, swim, fish, and have campfires. He is a member of the Tri-Village Rotary and enjoys giving back to the community.

Dr Joanna Parson

Joanna Parson

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Dr. Joanna Parson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University where she also met her husband Dr. Adam Parson. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry S.U.N.Y Stony Brook. Dr. Joanna completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at MedVet where she was then hired on as a full time doctor. In 2008 she partnered with her husband, Dr. Adam Parson and bought Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital. Her interests include internal and emergency medicine, periodontal surgery, and pain management. She currently lives in Upper Arlington with her husband, three children, 4 dogs (Julio, Bibby, Albert, and Bailey) and two cats (Mike and Nugget). In her spare time she enjoys traveling, tennis, barre fitness, shopping, and being at home with her family.

dr aj wildman

A.J. Wildman

Doctor of  Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Amanda James (AJ) Wildman is a Connecticut native who received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University before attending veterinary college at The Ohio State University. She is married and lives in Upper Arlington with her 4 children and one cat. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, dancing, reading and swimming.

Dr. Heather Giatis

Heather Giatis

Doctor of  Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Heather Giatis is the most recent addition to our team of doctors. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and completed her DVM in 2011. Prior to joining Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital, Heather spent 2 years in general practice in Cleveland and another 4 years as an Emergency Veterinarian at MedVet Worthington.

She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially emergency medicine, internal medicine, feline medicine and senior care. Heather and her husband, Yanni, enjoy traveling to warm locations and are proud owners of 3 pets – Ledger (cat), Prancer (chihuahua) and Olive (Australian Shepard mix).

Our Staff

Mandi Justus
Hospital Manager
With Harvey and Ellie

Katie Wilson
Veterinary Assistant
With Chelsea’s cat Nala

Kaitlin Jones
Veterinary Technician
Pictured with her dog Sprout

Erin Knickerbocker
Veterinary Assistant
With ‘Clinic Cat’ Kitty

Jenna Burt
Client Service Specialist
Holding ‘Clinic Cat’ Kitty

Kristi Edwards
Veterinary Technician
Pictured with Drs. Adam and Joanna’s dog Albert

Chelsea Robinson
Client Service Specialist
With her dogs Yoshi (left) and Eddie (right)

Taylor Corns
Veterinary Assistant
Pictured with Roen, a therapy dog Taylor is training

Eliza Christensen
Veterinary Technician
Pictured with Snickers (feline) and Charlie (canine)

Cecilia Baer
Veterinary Technician

With her dog Spencer

Jennifer Koerner
Veterinary Assistant & Client Service Specialist

Carrie Coleman
Veterinary Technician
Pictured with her dog Pax

Kathy Ball
Veterinary Technician
And her dog Desi

Jen Bowdish
Veterinary Technician
With her dog Flea

Rachel Leist
Veterinary Assistant
With her dog Rose

Alex Carter
Registered Veterinary Technician

Kaylee Shrock
Veterinary Assistant

Kat Juarez
Veterinary Technician
With her dog Lucia

Claire Armstrong
Veterinary Technician

Cortney Doyle
Client Service Representative

Lisa Gigliotti
Registered Veterinary Technician

Nikki Penso
Registered Veterinary Technician

Jamie Hartline
Registered Veterinary Technician