Dr. Jacque Parker calls Wauseon, Ohio home, as her father was a Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Army. Dr. Parker earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree and U.S. Army commission in 1995 from Colorado State University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000 from The Ohio State University. After graduation, Dr. Parker entered Active Duty in the U.S. Army as a Veterinary Corps Officer. She was stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California, and Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy prior to completion of an Army sponsored, 3-year small animal surgery residency and Master's degree at Colorado State University in 2008. Dr. Parker achieved her board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. Following residency, Dr. Parker assumed command of the 28th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine) and immediately deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where she provided medical care to the Military Working Dogs.
Follow-on assignments included: Commander, Dog Center Europe, Kaiserlautern, Germany; Veterinary Clinical Consultant, Public Health Command-Pacific, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Commander, Public Health Activity-San Diego, Naval Base San Diego, California; Director, Department of Defense Military Working Dog Center and Chief of Animal Medicine, U.S. Army Medical Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Parker retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army in 2021 and is excited to join the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital and be close to family in Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spoiling her cats, Buoy and Pescado.