Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team.

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Parrish Creek in Centerville. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Our Doctors

Doug Folland, DVM, Diplomate-ABVP Avian specialty

Veterinarian

Dr. Doug Folland is the founder of Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic. He has loved animals and enjoyed various pets most of his life. He graduated from Utah State University and received his DVM degree from Oregon State University in 1983. In 2016, the clinic was sold to Blue River Pet Care. Although the ownership of the clinic has changed, the day-to-day operation and the principles upon which it was founded, integrity, high-quality care, exceptional service, and attention to our clients’ and patients’ needs, remains. Dr. Folland retired in February 2019 to pursue other interests including full-time missionary service in New Zealand for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is grateful for the many loyal clients and friends he has enjoyed over the years. It has been exciting and fulfilling to provide care to so many awesome pets and animals. He is particularly indebted to his loyal staff who have worked so hard to make Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic a success. Parrish Creek Veterinary clinic remains committed to providing you the highest quality veterinary medicine you have grown to expect.

M. Scott Echols, DVM, Diplomate-ABVP Avian Specialty

Veterinarian

Dr. Echols has been an animal lover since a child and has worked with or cared for many species of companion, private collection, endangered wildlife, and zoo animals. Scott, his wife Layle ( also a veterinarian), and their daughter Alaina share their home with several animals including Italian greyhounds, a cat, and an African grey parrot. He graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and completed a residency in avian medicine and surgery at the Medical Center for Birds in Oakley, California in 1999. In addition to being a frequent internationally recognized author and lecturer, Dr. Echols has been awarded the TJ Lafeber International Avian Practitioner of the Year and Texas Non-traditional Species Practitioner of the Year Awards. Dr. Echols serves as an Adjunct Professor for Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine as well as a Visiting Professor for many universities in the US and abroad. Dr. Echols co-founded Mobile Avian Surgical Services to help meet the consultation and surgical needs of bird and exotic animal patients throughout the US. His company, Avian Studios ( www.avianstudios.com) was formed to create digital media that helps caregivers improve the lives of captive birds. Dr. Echols is a past president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, a reviewer of scientific papers and has worked with numerous veterinary organizations in different capacities. While Dr. Echols works internationally, he and his family live in Utah and he most frequently works at Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic.

Nick Kirk, DVM, ABVP Resident (Avian)

Veterinarian

Dr. Nick Kirk grew up in the Nashville area and graduated from Belmont University in 2012 with a degree in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2016. During school, Dr. Kirk focused on avian medicine and has spoken and attended AAV conferences for 6 years. Since graduation, Dr. Kirk has worked in emergency medicine as well as continuing his work in avian medicine through private practice. Dr. Kirk's interests include avian and exotic medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, and behavioral medicine. He shares his home with his wife Mandi, an amazon parrot named Billy Rubin, two dogs Melody and Castiel, and their cat Pepper.

Jeonghwa Kim, DVM, MSc

Veterinarian

Dr. Kim received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea in 1994 and her Master’s degree in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College, London, England in 2002. Dr. Kim emigrated to the U.S. and received her U.S. license in 2006 at the University of Oklahoma after completing a year’s accreditation program. She practiced in Northern Virginia for fourteen years and is interested in internal medicine and public education in both small animals and exotics. She, her husband Trace, and their two daughters - Mahri and Serin - moved to the Salt Lake City area in August 2020. They have two cats, Dunngi and Pixie, and a one-eye chihuahua named Chula. They enjoy travel and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing.

Our Staff

Debbie

Practice Manager

Debbie started working as a veterinary technician in 1988 in a small animal practice that had a special interest in treating exotic pets. During her 10 years there, she developed a strong passion for all exotic pets, especially pet birds. Her interest led her in many directions, all pertaining to exotic birds in one fashion or another. She started her own aviary and began breeding mutation cockatiels, conures, Amazon parrots, and large macaws. After realizing there was an overabundance of unwanted pet birds that were ending up in sanctuaries, mostly due to behavioral problems, she stopped breeding birds and focused her time and energy on educating others on bird behavioral issues. She partnered with Chris Davis "The Bird Lady" and developed Bird Lady Productions, a video company that focused on avian behavior and cognition. Debbie took an 8-year break from working in a veterinary hospital and worked as a representative for Lafeber Company. As much as she loved Lafeber Company and their products, she missed being in a hospital environment, so in 2006 she returned and directed her interest to veterinary management. In the spring of 2012, she started working for Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic and has enjoyed her association with Dr. Folland and the rest of the staff.

Ashlee

Front Office Manager/Lead Receptionist

Ashlee has always been a huge animal lover and has enjoyed working with all types of animals. She spent most of her childhood hanging around her mother's grooming shop, often bathing dogs and cats. She even started grooming at age 14. She continued to groom until her mom retired and sold the shop. She loves to volunteer for different animal rescue organizations. One day, she would like to manage a veterinary clinic and have her own rescue group. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, camping, and spending time with her children and nephews. At home, she entertains three dogs, one cat, a veiled chameleon and two teenagers.

Amanda

Receptionist

Amanda is a recent transplant from Arizona where she was born and raised. She has always loved animals and over the years has cared for and fostered many different species. She has worked in the animal field for over 10 years and hopes to one day have her own animal sanctuary. At home, she has 5 dogs, an argentine tegu, a blue tongue skink, and a tree frog. In her spare time, she loves hiking, camping and cooking.

Jack

Receptionist

Jack has loved animals his whole life, growing up with two Labradors, a cat, and a Snorkie in Farmington, Utah. He's been working with animals ever since his senior year of high school and is attending the fall semester at the University of Utah. In his free time, Jack enjoys meeting new people and anything to do with the outdoors including, climbing, hiking, camping, fishing, etc. He thoroughly enjoys wildlife photography and a good conversation about animals, the outdoors and really anything in between.

Jenna

Receptionist

Jenna worked in the pharmaceutical industry prior to joining our team. Although she enjoyed her position at the pharmacy, her calling has always been to work with animals. She experienced firsthand how to care for a sick animal after she cared for her own beloved cat Bow. After providing consistent care and rearranging her schedule to provide him with the longest life possible her passion for animal care grew and she knew she needed a career change. Jenna followed her heart and is fulfilling her dreams by expanding her knowledge of all animals here at Parrish Creek.

Crystal

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Crystal is a licensed veterinary technician & has been with us since 1997! She has been an animal lover all of her life and knew she wanted to have a career in the animal field since she was in junior high. She graduated from Weber State University in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in zoology and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2009 through Washington State. She loves working at Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic because she gets to treat dogs, cats, and exotics! At home, she has two children (a boy and girl), and two Labrador's. Outside of work, she has many interests including reading, rockhounding, and spending time with her kids.

Rebecka

Veterinary Technician

Rebecka was born in Utah but grew up in a military family where she moved often. She even got to spend five years of her life in Europe. She has had a love for animals from the age of eight, walking through her neighborhood knocking on people's doors to walk their dogs. In 2017 she got her Veterinary Assistant certification through Animal Behavior College. During school, she spent her free time fostering Neo-Natal kittens and volunteering at several animal shelters in California. In 2018 Rebecka moved back to Utah. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her daughter. At home, she entertains her adorable daughter and German Shepherd. Her love for exotics, especially snakes has grown and she is excited to learn more about them here at Parrish Creek!

Jules

Veterinary Technician

Jules is originally from Vancouver, Washington and now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah! She initially attended Westminster College for nursing but her passion for animals was stronger, and she graduated from Broadview University in 2018. Jules loves to travel & has visited 14 different countries! She most recently spent her summer in Italy sculpting. She enjoys art of all types and sculpts in bronze, marble, and ceramics. At home, she has a Goldendoodle named Willow. You will not find her far from Willow because she is the coolest dog she knows! Jules has been at Parrish Creek since September 2018.

Kassidy

Veterinary Technician

Loving and comforting animals is Kassidy's life passion. She is currently attending Broadview University and will be graduating in a couple of months with a degree in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, she is hoping to continue her education in animal behavior. At home, she has a cute Dachshund mix named Lazlo and two rats named Mike and Ike. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, water rafting, camping, and really anything outdoors.