Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic

86 North 70 West
Centerville, UT 84014-1821

(801)298-2014

parrishcreekvet.com

Debbie Schluter - Office Manager

Debbie started working as a veterinary technician in 1988 in a small animal practice that had a special interest in treating exotic pets. During her 10 years there, she developed a strong passion for all exotic pets, especially pet birds.Her interest led her in many directions, all pertaining to exotic birds in one fashion or another. She started her own aviary and began breeding mutation cockatiels, conures, Amazon parrots and large macaws. After realizing there was an over abundance of unwanted pet birds that were ending up in sanctuaries, mostly due to behavioral problems, she stopped breeding birds and focused her time and energy on educating others on bird behavioral issues. She partnered with Chris Davis "The Bird Lady" and developed Bird Lady Productions, a video company that focused on avian behavior and cognition.Debbie took an 8 year break from working in a veterinary hospital and worked as a representative for Lafeber Company. As much as she loved Lafeber Company and their products, she missed being in a hospital environment, so in 2006 she returned, and directed her interest to veterinary management. In the spring of 2012 she started working for Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic and has enjoyed her association with Dr. Folland and the rest of the staff.

 

 

Courtney Stauffer - Receptionist and Dog Trainer

Courtney is our receptionist. She enjoys interacting with clients and the array of species that enter the clinic. Courtney is also a certified dog trainer through and owns Bark To Basics, L.L.C.  Her mission is to strengthen the people -pet relationship through calm consistent leadership and positive reinforcement training, as well as grow the bond between individuals and their canine companions by helping them work as a team.  She has been training dogs for five years with the desire to help keep dogs out of the shelters by teaching them good behavior.  Courtney offers in-home private training.  She is married with two children.  Their pack consists of a Golden Retriever, a Hound mix, a Golden Doodle,  and a Holland Lop rabbit. 

 

 

Ashlee Gardner - Receptionist  

 Ashlee has always been a huge animal lover and has enjoyed working with all types of animals.  She spent most of her childhood hanging around her mother's grooming shop, often bathing dogs and cats.  She even started grooming at age 14.  When she eventually changed careers, but continued to groom for her mom until she retired and sold the shop.  She volunteers for different animal rescue organizations.  One day, she would like to have her own rescue group.  In her free time she runs and spends time with her children.  At home she entertains two dogs, two cats, and two teenagers.

 

Jenny Madrigal - Receptionist (& Veterinary Technician)

Jenny has had a love for animals since she was a little girl.  Growing up, she knew she wanted to work with animals and to get her closer to her dream, she graduated from Broadview University with an associate's degree in veterinary technology in June 2014.  Jenny had the opportunity to work at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City for a 6 week externship and found a love for birds.  At home she has a Pomeranian, German Shepherd, a Rottweiler, and an English bulldog.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, fishing, road trips and anything to get her outside.

 

Jason Benzing - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jason grew up a "military brat" and lived in may different places around the United States and Japan.  After serving in the Air Force himself, he decided on a career change and attended PIMA Medical Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada to become a veterinary technician.  He has been a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) for eight years and is currently our lead technician.  He has had a long time interest in exotic animals and currently shares his home with six snakes and two tarantulas.  Additionally, he has a Chihuahua named GoGo and a Chihuahua mix named Frankie.

Crystal Wilcox - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Crystal is a licensed veterinary technician & has been with us since 1997!  She has been an animal lover all of her life and knew she wanted to have a career in the animal field since she was in junior high.  She graduated from Weber State University in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in zoology, and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2009 through Washington State. She loves working at Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic because she gets to treat dogs, cats, and exotics!  At home she has a husband, two children (a boy and girl), and a Labrador named Cerberus.  Outside of work she has many interests including reading, rock hounding and playing with her kids.

 

Dean Erhman - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Dean is a lifelong cat-lover and wildlife enthusiast, and has since come to know and love all other animal species as well.  He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Utah and did human services work for many years.  He has an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Utah Career College (now Broadview University) and is pursuing licensure as a veterinary technician.  His particular interests include animal behavior and learning and reptile care (especially snakes).  He and his wife Debbie live in Tooele and have three children, four grandchildren, a dog, a cat, and a ball python.

Christine Barton - Veterinary Technician

Christine has been with Parrish Creek since October 2016.  She has always loved animals and has kept many including reptiles, exotics, aquatics and even a dog.  She currently shares her home with a cat, chinchilla, panther chameleon, sand boa, a fresh water aquarium, and two tarantulas.  She wanted to be an animal control officer but had the opportunity to work in a veterinary practice, which led to her discovering her passion for working with pets as a veterinary technician.

 

Michiko Berceau - Certified Veterinary Technician

Michiko is originally from Bangor, Maine and now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She obtained her Certified Veterinary Technician status in 2008 after graduating from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program in 2007. Her strong passion for exotic animal medicine led her to work as a Veterinary Technician for the Tracy Aviary in SLC for nearly 9 years. Now Michiko volunteers with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for Northern Utah, working with various species of wildlife, and maintains a strong interest in exotic animal medicine. In 2013 she co-founded and is the current Vice President of the Utah Society of Veterinary Technicians and Assistants, which provides continuing education to veterinary technicians across the state of Utah. At home, Michiko has a cat, two pit bulls, a chihuahua, a green tree frog, and a bearded dragon.

Virginia Straw - Certified Veterinary Technician

Virginia grew up in Colorado and has loved animals her whole life. For 10yrs she participated in 4-H with a variety of dogs, cats, and horses, and had the pleasure of interacting with all sorts of farm animals. Virginia graduated with her bachelors in wildlife & wildlands conservation from BYU in 2013, and in 2016 she graduated from Bel-rea as a certified veterinary technician.  She currently has three beautiful dogs (a Great Dane named Liberty, a shepherd/pitty mix named Remington, and a boxer/pitty mix named Belle Starr) and dreams of one day owning her own miniature pig!