Dawn Parsons-Starke, DVM
Dr. Parsons-Starke grew up in Chillicothe, Missouri and graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program in 1979. She worked as a registered veterinary technician at Claycomo Animal Hospital from 1978 to 1984. She worked at the Bayer research farm in Stanley, Kansas for one year and then moved to Columbia, Missouri to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Parsons-Starke graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She began her career at Claycomo Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian in 1990 and purchased the practice in 1995. She sold the practice in 2008 and began working for Barry Road Animal Hospital in 2009. She retired in 2018 and then was asked to come to Kearney Animal Clinic to perform surgeries on a part-time basis in 2019.
Dr. Parsons-Starke was a partner in the Turks and Caicos Veterinary Associates practice from 2005 to 2018. She served on their board of directors for 8 years.
Dr. Parsons-Starke served on the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board from 1998 to 2002. She served on the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Technician committee for several years. She is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She and her husband live between Liberty and Smithville and enjoy traveling, swimming, boating, spending time with family and friends, and working outside on their property in their free time.