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 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
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 plan to gain certification in acupuncture as an additional layer for rehabilitation and pain management of all our patients. When I have free time I enjoy running, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends.
I was born and raised in the Greater Lansing area and I currently reside in Charlotte with my husband and our children. 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 and ride the horses they had there. For the last seven years, my background has been in television broadcast, but I am excited to leave the big city 8-5 life and join Michigan Large Animal Associates in helping care for your equine and bovine friends. In my free time, I like to play with my children, swim, hike, and enthuse over classic American muscle cars.