Dr. Jackie Parr, an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) '09 graduate, is a board certified veterinary clinical nutritionist with Royal Canin Canada and adjunct faculty at the OVC. Dr. Parr completed a rotating internship and a residency in clinical nutrition at Angell Animal Medical Centre in Boston, MA. During her internship, Dr. Parr was awarded the Dr. Sharon Drellich Memorial Award for professionalism, collegiality, and compassion. During her four years in Boston, she also completed a Masters in biochemical and molecular nutrition at Tufts University. Her minor was in human clinical nutrition and dietetics.
Dr. Parr returned to OVC in 2013 to complete her post-doctoral fellowship and spent the majority of her time seeing appointments or consulting on cases for the OVC Health Science Centre. She completed her post-doctoral work and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) in July 2015. She was awarded the OVC Young Alumnus Award in June 2016. She continues to offer case consultations for fellow veterinarians at Royal Canin Canada one day per week.
Dr. Parr has given numerous continuing education lectures at conferences and veterinary schools across Canada. Her passions are teaching and social media. Dr. Parr enjoys rollerblading, weight lifting, watching hockey, and spending time with her dogs.