Dr. Joseph D. Parr, D.V.M.

I attended Michigan State University, where I earned an undergraduate degree in Microbiology as well as my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. I was raised on a dairy farm in the Charlotte Area and returned here to practice when I graduated from veterinary school in 1994. I was a partner in a mixed animal practice before starting Michigan Large Animal Associates in 2005 in order to focus on Bovine and Equine medicine. My interests include Reproduction, Surgery, and Equine Dentistry. I have a wonderful wife and three great kids in college. When I have free time, I also enjoy fishing, cycling, and motorcycles.

Dr. Christina (Christy) Cadena, D.V.M., CVSMT, cVMA

I am a Michigan native from the Barry County area.  I attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate degree in Animal Science and went on to graduate from the college of veterinary medicine in 2005.  I have been an ambulatory practitioner with emergency service responsibilities focused on equine care.  My interests include podiatry, ophthalmology, performance maintenance, and general medicine.  I have earned a post-graduate certification in veterinary spinal manipulation and am proud to offer chiropractic services at our clinic in Charlotte or at your farm.  I have recently gained certification in acupuncture as an additional layer for the rehabilitation and pain management of all our patients.  When I have free time I enjoy running, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends.

Dr. Anna Davis, DVM

I grew up in the Charlotte area and graduated from Olivet College with a degree in biology. I graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2020. I spent a decade riding and working with the horses at a hunter-jumper barn in Battle Creek where I gained a deep respect for performance horses. In veterinary school, I focused on equine medicine and dairy production medicine. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, camping, riding, and playing with my dogs. I am excited to be rejoining the team here at Michigan Large Animal Associates as their newest veterinarian and look forward to working with you and your animals!

Jessica Boerma – Office Manager

I was born and raised in the Grand Ledge area and currently reside in Charlotte.  I have had a passion for horses from a young age and growing up I would frequently visit my grandparent’s farm to help care for the horses they had.  Previously, my background has been in television broadcast, but I am excited to follow my passion for large animals and join Michigan Large Animal Associates in helping care for your hooved friends.  In my free time, I like to play with my children, swim, hike, and enthuse over classic American muscle cars.

Danielle Shakeshaft – Assistant

I grew up in Coldwater and currently live in Olivet with my husband and two sons.  I was a helicopter mechanic for about four years while serving in the United States Marine Corps.  Currently, I am a Pre-Veterinary student at Lansing Community College, with the intent of entering the Michigan State University Veterinary Program.  My goal is to practice large animal medicine with an interest in specializing in surgery.  In my free time, I enjoy gardening, painting, and watching movies.