VCA Forestville Animal Hospital

Ashley Parra, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis


My name is Ashley Parra and I am the Medical Director and associate veterinarian here at VCA Forestville Animal Hospital.

I grew up here in wonderful Sonoma County. My father is a local veterinarian and the majority of my childhood and teenage years were spent at my parent's clinic. I completed my undergraduate (Animal Biology), masters (Comparative Pathology) and veterinary degrees at UC Davis (GO AGGIES!). While an undergraduate, I played the string bass in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. During a UCDSO tour in France, I fell in love with international travel. The following year, I spent a year studying abroad in York, UK. I was very involved with the UC Davis Orphan Kitten Project while in vet school. Fostering Kittens(especially bottle babies) is a guilty pleasure and kitten season keeps me busy.

Following my graduation from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, I worked as an associate veterinarian in the East Bay. I missed the slower pace of Sonoma County and decided to move home. I love being a part of the VCA Forestville Animal Hospital family and I couldn't ask for better patients.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, weekend adventures, listening to music, and drinking wine. My current herd includes two kitties (Radar and Bruce) and a crazy little dog (Batman).


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.