Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic

86 North 70 West
Centerville, UT 84014-1821


Doug Folland, DVM, Diplomate-ABVP Avian specialty

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

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 consultation and surgical needs of bird and exotic animal patients throughout the US.  His company, Avian Studios ( 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)

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

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.