Dr. Donna Parr : Veterinarian
Dr. Parr is a Scott County native. She grew up on a small family farm in the Newtown area. Her interest in veterinary medicine became evident at an early age as she nurtured and cared for horses, cows, dogs and cats on the farm. She attended the University of Kentucky on a National Merit scholarship. Her desire to focus on small animal medicine and research led her to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University on Boston, MA. She graduated in 1989 and went to work at an AAHA accredited small animal hospital in Elizabethtown where she spent several years gaining more experience in medicine and surgery. In 1994, she returned to Georgetown with her husband Jim to open her own small animal hospital. They continue to focus on the special needs of family pets. Dr. Parr spends her free time gardening, reading murder mysteries, and playing with the horses, dogs, cats and chickens on her farm.
Jim Parr : Financial Manager
Jim is a native Texan. He served as a medic in Vietnam before finishing his military career as an intensive care nurse. After retirement he he used his nursing skills to help his wife Donna care for the animals at Tender Care. Today Jim manages the financial end of the business. He enjoys spending time with the people and the pets that visit the office. His hobbies include raising chickens, tending the farm, visiting family in Texas and Florida, and watching as many movies as he can. He is owned by several Arabian horses, a pet cow, two Maltese, a very spoiled indoor cat, many barn cats and an abundance of chickens.
Randi Adkins : Office Manager / Head Technician
Randi started working for Dr. Parr and her husband Jim when she was only a sophomore in high school. After school and on weekends she would clean kennels and walk dogs. After graduation, she moved away to pursue an education in the nursing field. It didn't take her long to realize that her heart was not in it; it was back home "with the dogs". As soon as summer hit, she packed her bags and came home. The last seven years have brought many changes to Randi's life including buying her first home, adding two dogs, a cat and a parrot. One thing remains the same, Randi will always call Tender Care "home".
Natalie joined the staff of Tender Care in September 2008, bringing her experience from a mixed-animal practice in Owen County. She still lives on a farm in Owen County and raises goats, rabbits and dogs. She celebrated her 21st birthday in December 2008 and we hope she remains part of our team for many years to come.